Dematic Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light systems are ideal for high picking speed, low error rates order fulfillment. Sometimes called Pick-by-Light and Put-by-Light, these systems automate processes for a more efficient, lower cost solution over traditional manual picking methods.
Dematic Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light systems feature easily visible lights that indicate item locations numbers of items required. After pick or put, operators acknowledge the transaction by pressing a button, and the display switches off. All information is exchanged in real time with the master materials management or warehouse management system.
Dematic offers fully automated solutions as well as solutions for manual warehouses. In all cases, the Dematic goal is to create a competitive advantage for your facility.
Benefits of Pick-to-Light, Put-to-Light
- Leaner processes
- Shorter throughput times
- Fewer errors
- Faster supply
- Greater transparency
Light displays direct operators to specific stock locations
Dematic Pick-to-Light systems use light displays to direct operators to product locations. Each product location has a numeric or alphanumeric display with a light, an acknowledgement button, and a digital readout for indicating quantity. (Some configurations allow fewer or more simplified displays to reduce the total cost.)
Typically, the picking sequence starts at the entrance of a zone. Operators scan bar-coded address labels attached to a shipping carton or tote. The displays show which products to pick and how many. Operators confirm picks by pressing corresponding acknowledgement buttons.
Intelligent approach towards capacity variances
Dematic Pick-to-Light systems are flexible and anticipate capacity variances before order peaks become noticeable. Intelligent order management design and integrated options ensure that customers get maximum return on their investment.
Dematic offers numerous options to plan, control, and analyze the daily volume of orders. Dematic can work with you to calculate the required zones and number of pickers through analysis of estimated dispatch times for orders.
Management of displays, confirmation buttons and a controller is integrated in the Pick-to-Light software. An automatic monitoring of the hardware helps provide error analysis.
Light displays guide the operator to put stock in an order.
Dematic Put-to-Light systems use light displays to direct operators where and how to allocate product for orders. Operators scan a product and flashing light displays show the containers that require it and how many. Operators confirm picks by pressing corresponding acknowledgement buttons.
Put-to-Light systems allow for efficient picking from bulk stock. Typical markets include retailers of general merchandise, apparel, grocery, convenience foods, sporting goods, and personal care items.