Slotting: The Key to Optimizing Warehouse Storage
Slotting, the process of organizing a warehouse to maximize and use storage space as efficiently as possible, can increase picking efficiency, minimize replenishments, and improve overall operational costs. The process organizes SKUs based on dimensions, weight, unit sales velocity, and/or products that are frequently ordered together.
The process of slotting requires knowing precise dimensions of all SKUs- this can be done with manual measurements or with solutions like xDIM™ Mobile Dimensioning software.
Slotting can have a significant, positive impact on your business’s bottom line. Understanding your box dimensions significantly aids in the slotting analysis. Regular slotting analysis allows for faster picking with less errors, increases storage capacity and reduces carrying costs.