Supply Chain Glossary - Z

Supply Chain Glossary - Z

zero inventories also

Just-in-Time (JIT) Syn: Just-in-Time.

1) A warehouse location methodology that includes some of the characteristics of fixed and random location methods. Zone locations hold certain kinds of items, depending on physical characteristics or frequency of use. 2) The specific warehouse location assigned to an order picker. In picking items for an order, the stock picker gets only the items for each order that are within his/her zone. The picker then fills the next order for items from his/her zone.

A method of subdividing a picking list by areas within a storeroom for more efficient and rapid order picking. A zone-picked order must be grouped to a single location before delivery or must be delivered to different locations, such as work centers. See: batch picking, discrete order picking, order picking.


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