By Karen Berman
April 01, 2005
In the market for picking technologies? Chances are you’re looking for advice. Dave Piasecki, principal of Inventory Operations Consulting in Kenosha, WI, offers the following insights:
Do your ROI calculation yourself. I am amazed at how often companies accept a technology provider’s ROI without questioning the basis for the ROI. These technologies definitely pay for themselves in the right environment, but it’s up to you to determine whether your environment is the right environment. Do your own time studies and cost comparisons. Make sure you consider all additional costs along with the savings. For example, a fully automated picking system may require more frequent replenishment than your previous manual system.