This all comes as a result of the resource based waveless system that functions off of customer demand. Rather than pushing products repetitively from shipping to receiving, waveless fulfillment uses a more fluid method in which products requested are pulled as resources become available. It’s all about balance in the distribution center. Instead of preplanning as most operations do in a wave-based system, waveless fulfillment relies on triggers to guide work.
A waveless system may not be ideal for all fulfillment or distribution centers, but it has proven effective especially among DCs who are fulfilling a wide variety of orders in a short period of time. Currently, e-commerce is paving the way in waveless fulfillment. The cost benefits are worth the switch from wave-based systems for many operations, and, ultimately, the significant increase in efficiency and throughput proves waveless fulfillment is the wave of the future for DCs.
When considering a move from wave-based to waveless fulfillment, make sure you first have the proper equipment in place to be able to handle the constant flow of work. It is key to have quality equipment with strong runtime backed by a team of service experts to make such a transition effective. DCs see the greatest uptick in efficiency when processes are supported by superior equipment with matching technology. Lift Power recommends Crown trucks and the Crown InfoLink fleet management system to support your efforts to modernize with waveless fulfillment systems.