DLN works closely with our clients in developing the most effective picking systems. Our first step in selecting the best system for you is to analyze your data and current process. Our team will then recommend the solution that will perform best for you. The systems we provide are field tested and proven.
A RF directed picking system operates on a wide range of scanning terminals and directs the order selector to each required pick location. The order selector scans the location bar code to confirm that they are in the correct location. If the correct location is confirmed, the RF unit displays how many units are required from the current location. The operator then confirms the pick by entering the quantity actually picked.
A pick to light system illuminates lights indicating the locations and quantities of items that need to be selected. The order selector places the indicated quantity into the shipping container and then presses the illuminated button to indicate that the pick is complete. Shorts and replenishment requests as well as completed picks within the pick to light system are updated real time to the WMS or host system. Picking systems can be configured to have different color lights to differentiate between pick to light system zones.
Pick modules condense picking areas and to help increase throughput and accuracy. Often times, RF picking, pick to light or voice directed picking are utilized in conjunction with pick modules to further enhance product throughput and accuracy. Adding a pick module system into your high volume distribution operation allows you to consolidate your picking and replenishment area which in-turn helps lower your overall fulfillment costs.
Pick modules can utilize shelving, pallet rack, pallet flow and/or carton flow racks to expedite the order-fulfillment process. These methods optimize product flow and use of premium warehouse space.
Pick Modules are set up as full case pick, split case pick or a combination of both. Replenishment of pick locations is typically completed on the back side of the system. A full case pick module is replenished with full pallets by a fork lift. A split case pick module has an access aisle for walking and pallet drop locations for operators to cut open cartons so the presentation of items is correct prior to placing them into the back side of the pick lanes.
DLN can work with your team in developing the best pick module solution, utilizing the best methods of product presentation to meet your exact requirements. Our team can provide complete pick module solutions that will bring your operation together and create an efficient product flow. This includes powered trash conveyor systems to handle the corrugated waste within a split case picking operation, a basic powered take-away conveyor system or fully automated zone skipping conveyor to support product flow out of the pick module to your shipping system or packaging area.