Material Handling Glossary | B

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A process whereby the quantities of the same product number are summed together from multiple entries of bill of material model numbers, sub-assemblies, or customer orders, and the products are picked collectively.

The act of making one pick and breaking that pick down for multiple orders.

System designed with operator prompting devices (see BPI) to support batching.

1. Floor stacking unit loads on top of unit loads. Typically used for high volume, high cube and/ or seasonal products. Often uses nesting or stacking racks. Note: Not typically suitable with FIFO requirements. 2. An area within a facility where items are too large or throughput is too high to be placed in a storage bin.