31 Jul GUNS IN THE WORKPLACE AT HUB: INTRODUCING PATHGUIDE
As part of our 2014 expansion project, we have begun rolling out the Pathguide system, which, when fully implemented, will enhance the efficiency of our shipping and receiving by replacing a paper-based sorting and picking operation with a handheld “gun.” The gun optically scans barcodes and displays relevant information. The expected benefits include:
• Increased accuracy of inventory counts
• Streamlined receiving of inventory
• More efficient order picking
• Significant increase in shipping productivity
“It’s awesome!” declares receiving specialist Taylor Turner. His department was the first to start integrating the system into their work. “It’s so much faster checking stuff in with the scanners,” he said. By the end of July, we expect to have enough SKUs in the system that the workers who pick orders will be able to use the guns to do their jobs.