Numina Group’s Pick by Voice and Pack to Light boosts order fulfillment

Numina Group (Booth S3452) is demonstrating their latest Real-time Distribution System, RDS-Warehouse Execution and Control Software, WES-WCS which combines Pick by Voice and Put to Light Order Picking and Consolidation into a pick, pack, and ship suite for e-commerce and omni-channel distribution operations.

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Numina Group (Booth S3452) is demonstrating their latest Real-time Distribution System, RDS-Warehouse Execution and Control Software, WES-WCS which combines Pick by Voice and Put to Light Order Picking and Consolidation into a pick, pack, and ship suite for e-commerce and omni-channel distribution operations.
 
Pick by Voice directs the primary picking directly to the shipping carton while also directing the picking of items to the put to light consolidation operation. The new software module provides a highly efficient and cost effective means to simultaneously pick orders across all of the DC’s pick zones and to gain a 30 to 50% higher productivity in current or new distribution centers. Pick by Voice when combined with Put to Light allows both single zone picking direct to the shipping carton and simultaneously sweeping items across all of the warehouse zones to consolidation totes. This provides efficient order pick and packing at the Put to Light Consolidation Area.

Put to Light Put Walls scale from small to large order consolidation requirements. A typical size is 50 or more order consolidation shelf positions. Each shelf includes a pick to light-put to light multi-color display indicator/ and confirmation button and shelf color LED light-bar illuminator. Each display position includes a color light bar that illuminates to light the entire shelf position to quickly and accurately guide the operator to put and verify placement of the required items to the required shelf. Operators use a hands-free blue-tooth ring 2-D scanner to scan either the item bar code or the tote/case batch of items to rapidly light, put, and confirm orders. The new put wall order consolidation technology allows a single operator to perform 500+ item scans and puts per hour. When the last item is scanned the alpha numeric display is lit showing the order is complete and the required carton size for packing and shipping.

“Pick by Voice when combined with the latest advances in Put to Light order consolidation increases pick and pack order fulfillment and boosts productivity an additional 10 to 15% compared to a Batch Cart only picking process” said Rick Ernst, VP of Software Development at The Numina Group. Put to Light order consolidation as a component of voice directed cart and fork truck picking reduces operator walk or fork truck travel time and increases operators hourly picking rates by allowing more items to be picked per travel path. Additionally, an added bonus of the RDS Voice software module is batch picking and directing the put of all single SKU orders within the zones to a separate tote for “Speed Picking” of the single line orders and directing the singles tote to a high speed pack and ship line.

Interleaved, simultaneous picking operations with highly accurate 99.99% voice technology, gains even further efficiencies added to the pick process when combined with RDS’s pack automation technologies. RDS pack automation integrates conveyor, auto print, fold, and insert of the packing sheet, scan- weigh-dimensioning-vision audit and print and apply of the shipping label to further reduce labor and increase order shipment throughput performance.

Numina Group’s RDS (Real Time Distribution System) is a Top Tier Warehouse Execution and Control System (WES-WCS) containing a full family of software automation modules to efficiently manage and execute order fulfillment pick, pack, and ship processes. The order fulfillment software module includes RDS Voice utilizing a highly advanced mobile computer for voice directing the DC workforce. Orders are picked using Cartonization logic directly to the shipping carton using an advanced Speaker Independent Voice technology that eliminates operator training time. 


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