With Wi-Fi and technology in place, adapting the workflow to suit is easy with a few tips and tricks:
- Put to light. Stocking staff follows the directions on the PTL placed on a cart to put away items in locations indicated. Once put away, the display is cleared, and the put away is verified by clicking the button on the location PTL device.
- Pick to light. Picking staff pulls up a pick ticket on their tablet and is guided by PTL to exact stock locations. The item is scanned out of inventory and into the order on the cart.
- Pack to light. Packing staff’s tablet indicates a new cart in the staging area. They then take the cart with the PTL indicator that matches their information. The pick is verified as it’s packed up and then sent to the shipping area.
- Ship to light. The shipper’s PTL device indicates a package ready to ship, and the cart’s (or pallet mover’s) PTL device shows matching information. The shipper takes the packed order, weighs and ships it before clearing the information from the devices.
There are lots of ways to make new technology work for you, so don’t hesitate to try something new like zone picking, or even doing a reset on the whole warehouse or stockroom to make things run smoother. To get an idea of what Voodoo Robotics can do for you, call and ask about a free demo! You’ll be surprised at what two lines of information can do.