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GRC

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How is that going to work? Are we going to get sent boxes with 100 cans of soup in them?
 

gsa4lyfe

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It will be expanding to 4 more DCs once travel restrictions are lifted. Saw it in an article a couple of days ago. They'll be using robots to sort everything into breakpacks by store aisle. They just can't install them right now.
That’s not caseless. That’s a pilot to sort things already sent in repacks. My DC was supposed to roll it out right before covid. It’s cool and the first step to get there but it can’t handle any item over 11 inches cubed. It’s a small package sorter with the same technology used to sort mail.
 

seasonaldude

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We're now being told it's time to start phase two of the backroom reorganization. Apparently, we're doing away with fillgroups. We have two weeks to reorganize the entire backroom by salesfloor location. We mostly have our own ad hoc way of doing that now, but I guess there is some super specific way that we have to change it all.
 

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We're now being told it's time to start phase two of the backroom reorganization. Apparently, we're doing away with fillgroups. We have two weeks to reorganize the entire backroom by salesfloor location. We mostly have our own ad hoc way of doing that now, but I guess there is some super specific way that we have to change it all.
It’s not that specific. They just rolled it out last week and for now you should stay generally within fill groups for pull efficiency but organize it by sales floor. Most areas stay within fill group with exceptions like bathroom organizer stuff that falls under plastics but is set in bath, which should get backstocked in bath with other bathroom plastics. It’s hit miss but I’ve done almost every fill group expect Toy 2 and Home. All areas ladderless and caseless. The guidelines are pretty broad though and specifically says they’re not rolling out detailed plans because every store is different and to make it up.
 

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It’s not that specific. They just rolled it out last week and for now you should stay generally within fill groups for pull efficiency but organize it by sales floor. Most areas stay within fill group with exceptions like bathroom organizer stuff that falls under plastics but is set in bath, which should get backstocked in bath with other bathroom plastics. It’s hit miss but I’ve done almost every fill group expect Toy 2 and Home. All areas ladderless and caseless. The guidelines are pretty broad though and specifically says they’re not rolling out detailed plans because every store is different and to make it up.

Ahh. OK. That makes sense. My info just came from talking to bitching DBOs in passing.
 
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We've kind of started that process in some aisles. Personal care was purged last week and then each section of that aisle was labels for an aisle- women's shave, toothpaste/mouthwash, men's deodorant, etc. As long as each section can be configured to fit the items it is supposed to hold, this will help with efficiency. But I am wondering how this will work when non-pretied transition comes in. I know the TL of the area is hoping we can just use the upper shelves for that, and only that, when necessary.
 

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We've kind of started that process in some aisles. Personal care was purged last week and then each section of that aisle was labels for an aisle- women's shave, toothpaste/mouthwash, men's deodorant, etc. As long as each section can be configured to fit the items it is supposed to hold, this will help with efficiency. But I am wondering how this will work when non-pretied transition comes in. I know the TL of the area is hoping we can just use the upper shelves for that, and only that, when necessary.
Flex it out and set early! We already have our back to college bedding out a few weeks early and will be setting the new bedding pogs next week!
 
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Flex it out and set early! We already have our back to college bedding out a few weeks early and will be setting the new bedding pogs next week!
We are nowhere near being able to do that with many of our DBOs. We can sometimes be ahead on pog workload and are currently a week ahead, but we've never been able to maintain it because either the workload drops to nothing so there's nothing to get ahead on or it's so heavy we fall behind/on time instead.
 

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We are nowhere near being able to do that with many of our DBOs. We can sometimes be ahead on pog workload and are currently a week ahead, but we've never been able to maintain it because either the workload drops to nothing so there's nothing to get ahead on or it's so heavy we fall behind/on time instead.
Yeah the fluctuation is tough with hours. Luckily that’s my big focus and I write the schedule so I always make sure to have 40-80 hours on pog even on the weeks we only have little to no work so they can set ahead
 
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It’s not that specific. They just rolled it out last week and for now you should stay generally within fill groups for pull efficiency but organize it by sales floor. Most areas stay within fill group with exceptions like bathroom organizer stuff that falls under plastics but is set in bath, which should get backstocked in bath with other bathroom plastics. It’s hit miss but I’ve done almost every fill group expect Toy 2 and Home. All areas ladderless and caseless. The guidelines are pretty broad though and specifically says they’re not rolling out detailed plans because every store is different and to make it up.
Whew! This is already sort of how I have my backroom area set up. Almost always caseless and ladderless except for all the extra product at Christmas time.
But does this mean that trash bags will finally be with paper instead of chemicals? Those areas are way far apart in my store and it always bugs me when I have to push that batch - get all the chem done and trot wa-a-ay down the other way to push a few boxes of trash bags.
 
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