use pallet trucks or fork trucks for travel to the case pick
locations. The order pallet is built as the associates travel
to each location and select cases.
The associates are equipped with a wearable voice computer
that gives verbal instructions including location and
case pick quantity. Using the scanner connected to the
wearable computer ensures the accuracy of each pick. At
the pick location, the associate removes the case(s) stored
on the pallet, flow rack, or pallet rack, and transfers onto
the pallet truck.
This solution is paperless. And with no paper pick list,
the associate’s hands are free to pick while their eyes
are focused on the task of case picking and operating a
fork truck safely. The infrastructure includes the software,
wearable voice devices with scanner, headsets, and
The delivery strategy and case volume of the beverage
distributor determines the operating mode of the system.
Some beverage distributors may incorporate a layer pick
line, and then pass partial pallets for ‘top off’ by case
picking associates in other areas. Direct picking, checking,
labeling and loading by a single operator ensures minimal
“touches’ and minimizes staging.
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