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slot 1

1. A narrow opening; a groove or slit: a slot for coins in a vending machine; a mail slot.
2. A gap between a main and auxiliary airfoil to provide space for airflow and facilitate the smooth passage of air over the wing.
a. An assigned place in a sequence or schedule: a new time slot for a TV program.
b. A position of employment in an organization or hierarchy.
4. Computers An expansion slot.
5. Informal A slot machine designed for gambling: lost $100 playing the slots.
a. Football A space or gap between an end and a tackle in an offensive line.
b. Sports An unmarked area in front of the goal between the face-off circles on an ice hockey rink.
tr.v. slot·ted, slot·ting, slots
1. To cut or make a slot or slots in.
2. To put into or assign to a slot.

[Middle English, hollow of the breastbone, from Old French esclot.]

slot 2

The track or trail of a deer.

[Obsolete French esclot, horse's hoofprint, from Old French, perhaps from Old Norse slōdh, track.]
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Labor management systems (LMS) and slotting solutions can potentially make warehouse labor more productive.
To gain greater levels of labor efficiency, LMS and slotting may be the combination more operations need.
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WASHINGTON -- Slotting allowances have crone kinder renewed scrutiny by the federal government with the release of a new report on the increasingly controversial practice by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The National Beer Wholesalers Association has announced an "Action Alert" to keep slotting fees prohibited.
These expenditures, otherwise known as "slotting allowances," may be paid in the form of cash, product or product discounts.
Slotting functionality--software that takes demand data and crunches that against multiple criteria like item dimensions, weight and order velocity to figure out the optimal locations for each stock keeping unit (SKU)--is gaining in importance as part of the multi-channel trend.
Under the circumstances--SKU proliferation, shrinking lines per order, demanding service levels--it seems strange that slotting, one of the most effective tools for pick optimization, is widely underutilized.
If your picking efficiencies are in free-fall, perhaps you should consider playing the slots--warehouse slotting that is.
Everyone seems to be preaching about the need to improve slotting in the warehouse these days, myself included.