TriFactor and Dematic explore order picking options to consider for distribution center operations, including the automation of “each picking”, which is a growing challenge for direct to consumer fulfillment centers.
Jacksonville, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/04/2016 --The benefits of automating your order fulfillment process down to each-pick level are many. Automation fills orders faster, eliminates touches, improves accuracy, and reduces labor costs. Consistency and order quality increase, and highly accurate, sophisticated tracking becomes feasible.
That said, implementing automation can appear to be more difficult as shipments move from whole pallets down to individual cases and pieces. Automation for unit-picking or each-picking can indeed be a tough nut to crack. For that reason, many abandon the quest and depend on manual labor — despite the drawbacks in cost, error, and continual supervision levied by manual means. Yet the available technologies for automated each-pick solutions have grown tremendously over the years. Many are adaptations of tried-and-true automated motion and machine systems proven with whole pallet and carton handling. Others, such as pick-to-light technology, are extensions of aids to manual systems. All offer lower labor costs, reduced error rates, more consistent operation and faster order fulfillment compared to manual methods.
To view the full white paper please visit http://www.trifactor.com/Can-You-Automate-Down-to-a-Single-Pick
As an integration partner and equipment manufacturer for TriFactor, Dematic Corp is the world's leading supplier of logistics automation solutions, systems and service. Dematic provides integrated material handling solutions that incorporate process improvements, material flow technologies, controls, and software to reduce operational costs, maximize productivity, and optimize supply chain performance. Prior to adopting the Dematic name, the company was known as Rapistan.
For more Dematic information about Dematic, please visit www.dematic.us.
As a turnkey material handling systems integrator, TriFactor's mission is to design and implement engineered material handling systems in partnership with industry-leading companies that distribute finished goods. We benefit our customers by providing solutions that reduce their distribution costs, expand their distribution capacity, and improve their distribution quality.
To learn more about TriFactor, you can call us at 800-282-8468 or visit us at www.trifactor.com.