Why consider software-driven alternatives to traditional pick to light systems? Cost and flexibility.
For the last few decades, pick-to-light (PTL) systems have been the standard for efficient human-powered order picking in warehouses and distribution centers. Pick to light systems offer extremely high density, little wasted travel time, and a rapid method of pick confirmation that takes advantage of accelerated human response to visual stimuli. With all these benefits, why would you consider a software-driven alternative like vision pick and put wall?
Cost and flexibility.
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Pick to light systems offer extremely high density, little wasted travel time, and a rapid method of pick confirmation that takes advantage of accelerated human response to visual stimuli. With all these benefits, why would you consider a software-driven alternative like vision pick and put wall?
Cost and flexibility.
Like other forms of fixed automation, the tradeoff for extremely high throughput is loss of flexibility. With traditional wired PTL, you committed upfront to location count, physical layout, and proprietary hardware. And what if your needs changed? Buy more hardware and reserve more locations. In recent years, wireless PTL has reduced hardware installation complexity somewhat, but the core business model remains the same.
Vision pick and put walls flip this model on its head, offering unlimited locations, device count pricing, and almost all of the efficiency with added capabilities like voice and visual prompts that can facilitate more complex picking scenarios. Instead of installing hardware on locations, the vision pick wall is driven by augmented reality displayed in smart glasses worn by picker associates.
As new processes are defined or volume charges, regular rack locations or bins can be added or removed from use. Need a new PTL area for busy season? No problem! Just define the new locations in configuration and start picking.
If you are considering a new PTL system or expansion of an older system, ask whether you are ready to commit to the process and pricing of traditional PTL, with all its advantages and constraints, or if your business could benefit from the flexibility and rapid deployment enabled by vision pick and put walls.
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