Improve Warehouse Picking Productivity

TIP OF THE WEEK: Improve Warehouse Picking Productivity – Sort Orders by Item Bin Location

Warehouse picking is an important process in your distribution. Picking efficiency saves you resources and money. Pepperi can help you save time on picking by sorting and/or grouping the order sent to the warehouse by item bin locations. You can also sort the items by any other property you choose that is convenient for your warehouse setup.

For example, import the bin location of items to Pepperi, and then sort the order PDF emailed to the warehouse by this property. It’s a small tip that can save time and money!

You can also group the items in the order PDF so they appear in categories, by areas in your warehouse, by brand, or any other property you use in your warehouse setup.

How to optimize your order PDF for picking in the Pepperi Web Admin:

First, make sure you are loading the properties that you want to sort and/or group your order PDF by. For example a field for Item bin location, or a field for warehouse area names or numbers. This could be loaded to Pepperi as either an item property or a custom field.

Then you will add these fields to the PDF and sort or group by them. A sample PDF is shown below.

Go to Settings – > Transaction Types

Edit the Transaction Type you wish to sort the order PDF for. Go to the Views and Forms tab and edit the Cart – PDF view

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From Available Fields, add the properties you wish to sort/group by. In this example the fields are: Item Bin Location and Warehouse Area Name.

Sort Items in cart by:

Select a value from the menu to sort by. Select Ascending/Descending

Group by:

Select a value from the menu to group by. Groups will be displayed with headings with the corresponding items listed below (sorted by the field you defined in the “Sort by” menu).

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Resulting PDF Example

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