Warehouse Management System Vendors Advertise Task Interleaving: Is it Doable?

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A recent study released by Motorola Solutions indicated that almost half of all distribution center managers plan to implement task interleaving within the next few years. Many vendors of warehouse management systems advertise task interleaving as part of their packages. When implemented correctly, task interleaving can boost productivity within the distribution center, lowering labor costs by as much as 20 percent. But what is task interleaving, and is it a realistic goal for your distribution center?

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