Pick Zones

Zone picking is a method of order picking that involves dividing a warehouse into a series of different zones with each warehouse employee trained to pick within an assigned zone. An order may be moved down a conveying system from zone to zone to have items added. The goal is to create greater speed in the picking process. It also allows specialisation based on skill level. For example, fork truck operators can be assigned to a zone that exclusively houses large items that must be picked with a lift.


NOTE: This feature is only relevant to users of the DEAR Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) app. 


DEAR allows you to assign products to one or more Pick Zones to streamline picking. When using the WMS app, you will be given the option to select Pick Zone as well as Location during picking. 


Prerequisites


Creating Pick Zones:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Reference Books > Stock > Locations & Bins and select the Pick Zones tab.
  2. Select a Location from the dropdown list. 
  3. Enter the Pick Zone name.
  4. Save your changes to finish.




Assigning Pick Zones:

  1. Pick Zones are assigned at the product level. Navigate to the product screen (Inventory > Products > [selected product]).
  2. In the Pick Zones field, select one or more pick zones from the list of pick zones in the selected Default Location.
  3. Save your changes to finish. 


NOTE: You can export your Inventory List in CSV format, enter the pick zones into the pick zones column, and import the updated Inventory List to update pick zones for many products at a time. To do this, go to Inventory > Products and click Export




Removing Pick Zones:

  1. To remove a pick zone, press the Delete icon next to the pick zone line. 
  2. Save your changes to finish. 

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