Pick-to-light (also called pick-by-light) order fulfillment systems feature a set of lights placed directly above the storage slot. These easily communicate to the operator where they need to go, in what order and how much of a given item is needed. In some systems, a button allows the picker to acknowledge they have taken the item.
Put-to-light sortation systems use the same technology, though the process is reversed. Instead of scanning a shipping label, the product itself is scanned. A light indicates which containers to put it into, and how many are required. Operators follow the lighted sequence to allocate stock to orders, effectively breaking up bulk shipments into more manageable packages.
An investment in pick-to-light equipment is a smart choice for warehouses and shipping centers. When properly implemented, they help you run a leaner operation, with shorter throughput times and fewer errors overall. Because the system is so simple, training new staff is quick and painless – a fact that makes it especially easy to onboard new team members to meet seasonal demands.
Pick-to-light systems also help with inventory management, as they provide real-time sorting and stock information. Because accountability is assigned for each pick, resolving staff disputes and identifying where additional training is necessary is easy.
Put-to-light systems, on the other hand, are ideal for retail distribution centers that frequently ship large orders to a small number of stores. Put-to-light systems can improve sorting speeds and allow you to work safer and more efficiently in warehouses with a limited amount of floor space. They are also generally less expensive to install than pick-to-light systems, which helps you see a return on your investment faster.
If you’re considering adding a pick-to-light fulfillment system to your warehouse anywhere in the United States, Logic Material Handling, Inc. can help. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of our products.
Logic Material Handling, Inc. can provide a customized pick-to-light order fulfillment solution at the best possible price to businesses across the country.
You can count on our unmatched order fulfillment system expertise to help you choose the right system for your operation.
Another reason why Logic Material Handling, Inc. stands apart from the rest is that we take the time to gain a true understanding of your business. We’ll come to your facility regardless of where you’re located in the United States to get a first-hand look at your operation. This enables us to recommend the most cost-effective solution for your company.
Shortly after our visit, you’ll get a customized design that includes conceptual drawings and preliminary solutions and pricing. Upon your approval, we’ll then perform a fast and efficient pick-to-light order fulfillment system installation.
Contact us to schedule a free on-site pick-to-light order fulfillment system consultation today!