Seed Company

Prevent omissions in block relay picking! Dramatically improve picking speed!

  • Product Category:General Goods
  • Industry:Company-Owned Warehouses
  • Solution:Increase Speed
  • Picking System:Pick to Light

Issue background

  • This company uses conveyors and offers small quantities of a diverse array of products, thereby needing to perform picking efficiently.
  • The company sought to increase picking speeds to match conveyor speeds.
  • The company uses a pick by list system using conveyors, requiring error-proofing from omissions and misreading.

Benefits

No more backup on conveyors

  1. Narrowing the range of tasks per operator by assigning one operator to each block increased picking speed to that of the conveyors, eliminating conveyor backup.
  2. Transitioning to a block relay system eliminated omissions, and error-proofing buzzers drastically reduced errors.

Solution

Master of Supply Parts with Block Relay: Software package

To create this system, we added error-proofing features to our Master of Supply Parts with Block Relay software package. Picking speed is faster, so while waiting for the next pick, operators can conduct inspections (with a separate system) using wearable terminals.

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