Product Slotting

In addition to the preferred work methods, we provide engineering services targeted at substantially improving product layout through a detailed analysis of velocity reports.

Our “Preferred Product Slotting” maximizes warehouse space utilization by providing the most efficient slot configuration for each line item stored in the distribution center.

This optimizes the order selection process while fulfilling retail store requirements.

  • The direct benefits of our preferred product slotting are:
  • Increased pick rate
  • Greater order selector’s productivity
  • Better product stacking
  • Lower product damage
  • Reduced replenishment
  • Improved store service level

Poor product slotting can negatively affect Engineered Labor Standards and Incentive Plans, because it can generate unnecessary congestion, bottle necks, and other unwanted sources of delay.

The maintenance of an optimized product slotting is even more important because, by inserting new products in the wrong place (bay or aisle), can significantly affect pallet load assembly (more time is required for repositioning cases on the pallet; pallet loads are higher than they should be because of the presence of unnecessary empty space between cases; order selector spends more time than is allowed by lifting and placing cases on top of a pallet load already higher than it should be, etc).


Testimonials

When it comes to a sophisticated approach to distribution and warehouse management, working with Applied Logistics was a natural. Their systematic approach saved us money and allowed us to run our distribution of nationwide products efficiently. Our partnership benefits all at Lowe's. Joseph Mabry; Executive VP of Logistics & Distribution As one of the largest food & drug retailers in North America, Safeway Inc. is an innovative company founded on a simple value philosophy: taking care of our customers is what Applied Logistics did for us. Reliable and safe distribution and management systems allowed us to maximize our revenue. Jerry Tidwell, Sr. VP Safeway Supply Operations Applied Logistics exemplifies the values of Snap-on. Their strong ability to demonstrate integrity, always respect the company in all situations, promote our teamwork, and listen to our inputs to suggested solutions, has made us value our partnership with Applied Logistics. Over the years our distribution, transportation and warehouse management efficiency has drastically increased due to their innovative software and management process. If you are not using it, you are simply wasting your money! Gary Henning, Operations Development