Coca-Cola Amatil is achieving record-breaking productivity rates of more than 1400 picks/hour at its new Eastern Creek DC thanks to a world-first order picking methodology developed by logistics systems supplier Dematic.
The Dematic Solution
The new Negative-PUT process at Coca-Cola Amatil optimizes case picking productivity by pairing suitable orders and fulfilling them through a high rate, integrated goods to person pick module.
Dematic’s Industry Logistics Manager, David Rubie, said the Negative-PUT process takes advantage of a practice sometimes used by experienced pickers to reduce their workload.
"Smart pickers will occasionally notice that among the orders they have there are a couple with which they can kill two birds with one stone, or, in this case, complete two orders with one pick," said Mr Rubie.