McKesson Moves Medicine with Slotting Optimisation
McKesson Corporation distributes prescription drugs, health and beauty products, and medical supplies from its 27 distribution centres to more than 25,000 facilities. McKesson turned to Manhattan solutions to maintain its order accuracy and more.
McKesson’s large number of SKUs and multi-piece orders led to high labour costs and accuracy issues.
Manhattan’s Slotting Optimisation provided the tools to create and continuously update highly efficient layouts.
Picking efficiency rose 15% following implementation, even as labour costs dropped. Order defects at one facility dropped from 750 per million to 200.