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07:11 Feb 16, 2006
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / speech technology
English term or phrase:slot
Maines supplies Burger King, Applebee’s, and other restaurants with everything from fresh meats to canned foods and paper goods. These items are picked from shelves in its Conklin facility by 100 selectors who walk the aisles pushing pallet jacks. As business grew, Maines started looking at how to increase the accuracy of these selectors.
“We get several thousand orders a day, for a total of about 350,000 [single items] per week,” says Bill Kimler, director of systems and inventory control. “When we looked at our errors per pieces picked, we were batting about one [error] in 1,000 [picks].” Most errors came from the selector being at the wrong spot, explains Kimler. “One slot off, or right slot, wrong aisle … all the boxes look alike.”
Maines Paper and Food Service, one of the largest food service distributors in the United States,