The Real Cost of a Mispick

Everybody makes mistakes – even your best warehouse worker. And while some mistakes may have more impact than others, any mistake can cost your company money. What if I told you that a simple mispick in your warehouse can cost you nearly $400,000 a year?


Cost of Mispicks


I’ll give you a second to let that sink in.

But it’s true! Picking mistakes are one of the most common errors in the warehouse and can come in a variety of shapes and sizes:

  • The wrong item is picked instead of (or in addition to_ the correct one
  • The wrong quantity of items is picked
  • An item is not picked at all

Mispicks are a result of a small error made by the warehouse worker, whether it be from fatigue, poor lighting, or miscommunication. But however small the error may be, these add up very quickly if there’s no solution in place to prevent them.

Correcting Mispicks + Other Errors

That’s where a WMS comes in.

Integrating an inventory management solution that interfaces with your ERP allows your workers to closely monitor stock levels in real time. It will not only save you a lot of trouble, but it will also improve inventory accuracy.

In operations equipped with a RF barcode scanner, workers can be required to scan each picked item. The data captured is relayed to the ERP, which verifies that the picked item is the same one required by the order. If it isn’t, it shoots you an error.

With RF-SMART, it is nearly impossible for a mispick to happen. That’s why many of our customers report an accuracy rate of 99%.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not.

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