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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Automating warehouse and distribution center movements is key to meeting the demands of order fulfillment operations today. Warehouse automation provides improved throughput, accuracy and profitability, allowing companies to deliver consistent performance results while poised for growth. Incorporating automation in order picking and packing processes often alleviates the bottleneck of order fulfillment operations, allowing companies to realize maximum cost-saving efficiencies.
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are an integral component in meeting order fulfillment requirements. Combining a WMS with powerful warehouse control software driving advanced automated technologies delivers maximum benefits to distribution centers. Warehouse control systems provide significant improvements to throughput and accuracy in order fulfillment operations with automated technologies such as Pick to Light and Voice Picking Systems.
Numina Offers Warehouse Control with Automated Picking Technologies
Warehouse control systems are proven to improve order picking and packing processes, eliminating wasted touches and bottlenecks. Light to Pick and Voice Picking Systems direct operators with simple to understand commands throughout the most streamlined, optimized picking path. Numina Group offers powerful warehouse control software which drives these automated technologies and many more.
Real Time Distribution is robust warehouse control software which drives automated technologies such as:
Real Time Distribution, RDS™, drives these advanced automated technologies and many more, improving picking and packing functions across mid to high volume distribution centers. RDS is flexible and scalable to grow with your business, you can incorporate modules which provide the most cost saving efficiencies as Pick to Light or Voice Picking. RDS modules can work independently or combined with additional automation for maximum throughput.
RDS can manage independent order fulfillment lines or be utilized throughout the entire facility to automate order entry, picking and packing, label application, insertion of documents, weight verification, sorting and shipping for complete warehouse automation. RDS is a Tier One Warehouse Execution and Control System (WES-WCS) which easily interfaces with virtually any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or warehouse management system (WMS).
Numina Group offers proven automated warehouse solutions with real time execution and control. Our warehouse control system is flexible and scalable, designed to grow with your business. Contact us today to speak with an engineer and learn how you can automate your order fulfillment operation for higher throughput and profitability.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Pick to light and put to light order fulfillment technology drastically improves warehouse automation for maximum throughput and profitability. Pick to light systems alert operators with visual, lighted pick tags illuminated throughout the most streamlined order fulfillment path. Cartons or totes are moved through one or multiple pick zones on a cart or gravity conveyor giving quick instruction on items and pick quantities required.
Pick to light systems deliver many advantages to distribution centers and order fulfillment operations with increased throughput and profitability achievable with very little operator training time. Picking technicians can be trained and using pick to light systems in less than 30 minutes, which is a huge advantage for distribution centers that rely upon seasonal help during holiday and peak volume periods.
Pick to Light Software Considerations
Pick and put to light picking systems are driven by software applications which manage the order picking operation, with various software packages available. Utilizing pick to light as part of a warehouse control system (WCS) is most advantageous as the WCS delivers real time execution of automated technologies, based on the order fulfillment database of existing warehouse management systems (WMS).
Utilizing pick to light as part of a total warehouse control system delivers maximum productivity as the application software also manages material handling equipment, conveyors, diverters, and automatic order routing with sorting. This delivers maximum profitability to multi-zone, multi-level picking operations.
Numina Offers Warehouse Control and Automation
Numina Group is an experienced and innovative warehouse automation company, offering pick and put to light picking solutions as part of a total warehouse control and execution system. Our Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, warehouse control system is flexible and scalable to grow with your business, providing the most advantageous technologies for your operation. Numina Group is experienced in warehouse design and analysis, providing advanced technologies designed around your requirements.
Our warehouse control and execution system provides real time control with automated technologies including:
Numina Group is an experienced warehouse automation company, improving productivity and profitability of distribution centers across North America. Our skilled engineers provide detailed lean analysis studies and recommend the most advantageous automated solutions.
Numina Group offers warehouse design and analysis with recommendations for the most advantageous automated technologies. Our knowledgeable engineers deliver automated solutions which improve throughput and profitability. Contact us today to learn more about pick to light order fulfillment and warehouse control.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Pick to light order picking systems are proven to greatly improve order fulfillment operations with increased throughput and accuracy. Pick to light technology provides an easily identifiable visual alert to order picking operators which drastically improves order fulfillment over paper or wireless terminal ordering systems. Operators follow lighted pick tags with cartons or totes directed through the pick zones, streamlined for the fastest picking route on gravity conveyors or carts.
Pick and put to light technology allows for the most streamlined order picking flow to quickly and accurately alert operators with the item and quantity required. Order fulfillment operators may perform picking directly into the shipping carton or into totes on shelves or flow racks with quick identification of hundreds of different products located in dense picking zones. Adjacent picking zones may be consolidated to support anywhere from 500 up to 2,000 or more picking locations.
Pick to Light is Significantly Faster than Paper Picking
Pick to light technology provides significantly faster operations than paper based picking systems, providing an average of 300 to 500 lines per labor hour dependent upon the product size. Pick and put to light also drastically improves order fulfillment accuracy over paper and wireless order picking systems. Paper picking systems are prone to human error and require secondary inspections during packing to verify item and quantities.
These additional inspections at packing are often a bottleneck in order fulfillment operations which reduce productivity and negatively affect profitability.
Numina Provides Pick to Light with Warehouse Control
The Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation company recognized for providing warehouse solutions which improve productivity and profitability. Our Warehouse Execution and Control System (WES-WCS), Real-Time Distribution, RDS™, drives advanced technologies such as:
Numina Group offers warehouse design and analysis based on SKU velocity and recommends the most advantageous automated technologies which will deliver maximum return on investment. Our automated warehouse solutions easily integrate with existing WMS or ERP systems to deliver real time control of all order fulfillment operations.
Numina Group is a recognized leader among warehouse automation companies, providing Tier One Warehouse Execution and Control (WES-WCS) systems to distribution centers across North America. We offer vast experience to define the process, design the best automated system and implement optimized warehouse technologies. Contact us today to learn more about our high-performance warehouse execution and control system.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Pick to light order picking systems improve picking time while reducing labor expenses in order fulfillment systems across many industries. Pick and put to light systems bring automated warehouse technology to streamline order fulfillment and distribution operations while providing many benefits. The benefits of pick and put to light technology include:
- Easy to use work processes
- Simple installation
- Minimal training required
- Faster processing time than paper based processes
- Higher rate of accuracy than paper or wireless order picking
Pick to light streamlines order picking operations with easily identifiable, color coded, lighted up tags quickly alerting the operator to items and quantities required.
Pick to Light Provides Quick Visual Alerts with Pick Tags
Pick to light systems are driven by pick tags which are mounted on either the picking shelf or rack. The operator simply scans the order barcode which illuminates pick tags on required items, giving color indications of required activities in alphanumeric displays. The pick tag is illuminated for picking items with the required quantity clearly displayed. Pick and put to light systems are ideal in high density picking applications which require less than case picking across one or several zones, with movement directed by a gravity automatic conveyor or a cart moving through the picking zone.
Numina Offers Pick to Light Order Picking Systems
The Numina Group offers automated warehouse systems which improve throughput, accuracy and overall profitability. Our Pick to Light and Put to Light order picking technology supports each or case picking across one or multiple zones, greatly improving picking time while streamlining order fulfillment processes. We incorporate automated technologies with total warehouse control in real time.
Our warehouse control system, Real Time Distribution, RDS™, drives advanced automated warehouse systems which easily integrate with any existing warehouse management system (WMS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. We help order fulfillment operations to drastically improve throughput, accuracy and profitability. Combine Pick to Light technologies with Voice Picking Systems and other warehouse automated solutions for added efficiency.
Numina Group is a leading warehouse automation company, providing superior order picking technology which is proven to improve accuracy while reducing labor costs. Contact us today to learn more about our warehouse control system, including our pick to light technology.