- Paperless picking
- Simple, intuitive & scalable technologies
- No training demands
- Faster, error-free, picking & packing
- More efficient distribution processes
- Satisfied customers
PAPERLESS PICKING FOR SATISFIED CUSTOMERS
The current trend is towards small batches, a wide range of items and short lead times. On top of that, customers today are used to fast delivery and this applies to online every bit as much as to manufacturing orders. For both order fulfillment and the preparation of materials, this means stages that are frequently demanding and labor-intensive – with a corresponding impact on logistics costs and the level of errors. Hand-held scanner, light or voice-controlled picking systems from BOWE INTRALOGISTICS can help to make manual picking and preparation of materials simpler and more efficient. Pick-by-Scan, Pick-by-Light or Pick-by-Voice solutions can be quickly and simply integrated into existing picking flows. They are easy to understand, ready for immediate use and guarantee increased productivity. Depending on the technology, employees receive picking information via a hand-held terminal, indicator lamps and displays on the storage shelf or voice command. There is no need for lengthy training, picking errors are virtually eliminated and the right order reaches the customer faster.
BENEFIT FROM OUR PAPERLESS PICKING SYSTEMS
PICK-BY-SCAN WITH HAND-HELD TERMINAL
Pick-by-Scan or Pick-by-PDT is a proven and relatively low-cost solution for paperless picking as well as the unambiguous identification of products or packaged items. The picking lists are loaded on to the portable data collection terminal and the display shows the picker the storage location and number of items to be picked. As the item is picked it is scanned by the hand-held device, the total quantity picked confirmed and the system updated. Not only is this process 100% reliable, it raises your picking rates to an entirely new level. Picking that is both simple and efficient.
LIGHT-CONTROLLED PICKING AND
PICK-BY-LIGHT MATERIALS PREPARATION
Pick-by-Light systems from BOWE INTRALOGISTICS allow paperless, light-controlled picking and materials preparation. The basic principle is smart but simple. Instead of having a printed packing or picking list, a display on the storage shelf notifies the pickers of the item and the quantity to be picked. In the Pick-to-Light system light signals are positioned directly on the storage shelf or compartment. The digital display notifies the picker where and in which quantity the next item should be picked. Once the required number of products has been removed from the shelf, a button is pressed on the display to confirm that the removal process has been completed. At the same time, the information is forwarded to the inventory management or warehouse management system, which is updated.
PUT-To-LIGHT & PUT WALLS REDUCE PERSONNEL TRAFFIC
It is equally possible for this approach to work in reverse. In the Put-to-Light process, the target shelf is fitted with a digital display. A barcode scanner or a RFID technology is used to identify the product in question and light signals show the employee which item should be placed in which container. Here, too, a button can be pressed to confirm deposit of the item and the inventory management or warehouse management system is then updated. The efficiency of such a solution is enhanced still further by the use of additional sensors on the rack bay, which make manual confirmation by pressing a button unnecessary. This technology is primarily used with two-stage picking, when items from pre-picked batches are allocated to individual customers or production jobs. This might, for example, be in combination with large put walls. The way this works is that pre-picked products are scanned or identified by RFID, and light signals on the put wall show the employee which shelf the article in question is intended for. A single rack bay therefore represents a customer order or a production job. As soon as the full order has been placed in a compartment, the employee on the other side of the put wall is alerted by another light signal that this order can be packed and dispatched. This cuts out long routes and saves valuable time.
PAPERLESS PICKING AND MATERIALS SUPPLY
Beside light-controlled picking systems, there are also Pick-by-Voice technologies for the paperless picking and supply of materials. Instead of printed picking lists, the employee receives picking information via a headset and the picker is guided through the picking process by means of voice commands. Reports and confirmations are also verbal. This allows your employees to move around the warehouse with their hands free for what they are meant to be doing: namely picking. Our voice picking systems are multilingual, intuitive to operate and can be commissioned rapidly. This shortens training times and you can be certain your workforce will accept this technology. Demanding searches are eliminated and the quality and performance of the picking process are enhanced. The result is not only improved delivery quality but also increased customer satisfaction. In combination with a number of clever additional options, such as an RFID scanner worn on the belt, it is possible to drive picking efficiency up to an entirely new level. Our high-performance BOWE IQ software solutions complement the Pick-by-Voice system perfectly.
Picking and packing using
light signals – benefit now!
Picking and packing using light signals offers several advantages. The entire workflow is simpler and more intuitive. As a result, employees do not need lengthy training, since they are guided through the picking process by the light signals. The assembly of orders and jobs can be completed more rapidly and more efficiently. Items picked in error, counting errors, mix ups or failure to correct stock levels all become things of the past, not least thanks to integration with our smart BOWE IQ software solutions. Not only does all of this increase the productivity of your operations, but it also reduces the likelihood of returns. If conveying equipment is used to bring items to the employees then efficiency can be increased still further. Most importantly of all, at the far end of the supply chain there stands a satisfied customer.
NOTHING RUNS WITHOUT
Picking takes time. You can maximize your pick rates through the use of efficient picking technology that ensures your customers receive what they ordered and on time. After all, delayed deliveries are quite often the reason for returns. Whether static or dynamic order picking, whether single-order, multi-order picking or batch picking, we will support you in developing the right order fulfillment strategies as well as in selecting the appropriate technologies. Our smart BOWE IQ IoT software makes data capture, tracking, quality assurance and updating the stock situation seamless. Discover picking technologies from BOWE INTRALOGISTICS and optimize your picking processes right away.