DPS provides two great benefits which result in immediate cost reductions. Training costs (and the lower productivity) for new workers are reduced significantly. The real time status updates of DPS can help reduce overtime costs by projecting the amount and type of overtime needed early in the shift.
The set of pallets and tickets generated by DPS accurately mirrors each customer's ordered items. Mispicks are significantly reduced through these pick tickets, which are typically taped to the finalized pallets as a record of their contents. Customer satisfaction is improved and the cost and hassle of returned cases caused by manual translation of orders to pallets is eliminated.
There are a large number of factors to consider in designing a pallet besides stability constraints: location of stock within the warehouse, where the pallet will go on the truck, how to split cases for orders with multiple pallets, customer requirements for offloading, and preferences for which workers may be in different areas. DPS not only creates stable pallets, but high quality ones that account for all these important preferences and more.