How Pick-to-Light Works
Going paperless in the workplace obviously benefits the environment, but businesses are discovering that alternatives to paper pick-lists save valuable time and money, as well.
The Pick-to-Light system streamlines warehouse operations while minimizing errors and improving the accuracy of sales monitoring and inventory reporting. It also significantly reduces the training required for warehouse employees.
Pick-to-Light processes utilize light-up displays on product bins and shelves, aligning with the product type and quantity required for a picker to fulfill an order or re-stock merchandise. When the picker removes the correct amount of the specified product from the batch, the light is extinguished. Then the picker moves on to the next product on the order, indicated by a light-up display.
The system also minimizes the incidence of user error, since the only products required to fill the order are those whose type and quantity are indicated by the illuminated displays.
Why Pick-to-Light Works
Supervisors report the Pick-to-Light system offers a better use of their employees’ time. Orders are filled quickly and successfully, even when the warehouse staff includes temporary workers, or involves a diverse team that may experience language barriers in a paper system.
Pick-to-Light technology is easy to install, and because of its intuitive nature, training is minimal. As a result, warehouses experience little to no interruption in their output.
The multifunctionality of Pick-to-Light technology streamlines all areas of product ordering, fulfillment, and inventory management, as businesses are able to quickly identify which products are in the highest demand, and adjust inventory amounts for those products which are best sellers, minimizing wait time and maximizing client satisfaction.
We Can Help You
Mathand’s expertise in these systems was highlighted recently. Our Vice President of Sales, Damon Costner, visited warehouses around the country that are utilizing the Pick-to-Light product. Using a matrix designed specifically for this task, Damon graded each facility on efficiency and the best use of the product, in order to share what we’ve learned.
If you would like to take advantage of our experience with Pick-to-Light systems, please contact us. We will be happy to assess your current situation and help you determine how you can implement the Pick-to-Light system for more efficient warehouse management.