A manual pick and pack process can result in longer data collection cycles and slower pick times. Both lead to higher operational costs. Order pickers and order picking methods vary as greatly as the distribution centers that use them. Automated order picking systems design and increasing speed and efficiency is a key part of every CASI solution.
The future of warehouse operations is trending towards less human touches of customer orders. And more decisions that are being automated by intelligent warehouse management systems. Regardless of which type of order picking a customer utilizes, from cluster picking to discrete picking, any large order fulfillment operation will see the benefits of automating the order picking process.
Order Picking Carts: Smart Carts
CASI’s Smart Cart and its intelligent software improves pick times, lowers order pickers’ overall travel time and distance, and reduces operator errors.
The CASI server receives all of your orders at a time from your host system. CASI’s software optimizes your pick waves based on several variables such as inventory locations, SKUs in the order, and more. The CASI server then distributes orders to each Smart Cart. Each cart is equipped with a mounted tablet, a rechargeable battery, and a hand scanner.
Having multiple assigned orders to a cart allows for pickers to pick in bulk with SKUs to multiple orders. CASI selects the cart based on your container parameters. The tablet is a flexible feature that can be mounted to different carts as your pick carts change over time.
Tablet-Based Order Picking
CASI also specializes in tablet-based picking. Tablet-based picking has a configurable GUI interface, yielding a customizable and easily updated experience for the user. CASI can design and implement comprehensive picking systems to fit your unique requirements with reliable and flexible intelligent solutions.
CASI’s A-Frame Dispenser systems can be arranged in various configurations to automatically dispense fast and medium moving items. Items can be dispensed either directly into totes or shipping cartons or onto a conveyor for downstream sortation. Replenishment can be performed on the fly, at any time without stopping the picking process.
Each dispenser is built using 9’ plug and play modules that can easily be configured for your operation. Dispensers are great for hard goods products that can be uniformly stacked including round objects such as pill bottles.
- Dispense to belt, tote or shipping container
- Adjustable channels
- Replenish on the fly
- Modular plug-and-play design