A flow rack is a specific rack or area of the warehouse where pickers pick inventory from one side while stockers restock from the other side. Depending on how large this area is, you could mount Cloud Display Devices on both sides of the flow rack or just one side.
For example, a grocery store might have a refrigerated rack where customers pick dairy products. The back side of the rack is used for restocking, which can be optimized by placing Cloud Display Devices in each location. When a restocker scans a barcode (from a list or a box of inventory), the Cloud Display Devices light up, indicating where the inventory should be placed.
This can also be used in a warehouse or distribution center – anywhere you need to pick or put items using a flow rack.
How it Works:
Utilizing a light system on a flow-rack effectively combines the operations of a pick-wall with a put-wall. When a picker scans a barcode, the associated Cloud Display Devices on the picking side of the rack light up with the picking information. An employee on the other side of the wall can scan a different set of barcodes to light up devices with information for restocking.
This can also be used for sortation and shipping. Pickers, guided by lights and messages, place picked inventory into one side of the flow rack, while shippers package and ship orders from the other side of the flow-rack.
Devices can also store background information such as SKU, lot numbers, date of arrival, expiration date, or any two lines of text you need. This data can be accessed by pressing the button on the device to scroll through the screens.
Flow Rack Flexibility
- Any two lines of custom text
- Lights up or flashes and can play a custom tune
- Feedback protocol
- Optional automation using barcodes
- Flow-through option (place devices on both side of the rack, one side for picking and one side for restocking)