What does Pick to light mean?
It is a device with a digital display used to indicate the number of items to be picked and guides operators to the exact location of the items, where the operator picks the items and confirms the pick by pressing the acknowledgment button.
What does Put to Light mean?
The system is the same as Pick to Light, but the purpose varies, instead of picking the objects, they are placed at their position.
Operator using PTL Source: logisticsmart.net
What is the software required for Pick/Put to light?
The Pick/Put-to-light technologies need a Warehouse Management System (WMS) interface to work. The program for the warehouse management system communicates with the pick-to-light or put-to-light and gives the operator directions. Specific software such as ERP ( Enterprise Resource Planning), SCM (Supply Chain Management) is often used to control and monitor the inventory and can be easily integrated with Pick/Put to Light modules.
What are the components of Pick/Put to light device?
Components can include:
- digital display for quantity,
- task complete button,
- up/down arrows to count the amount to be picked.
- Recent changes in the technology include a laser, voice pick system, to identify the quantity for Pick and put activity.
How much accurate is Pick/Put to light?
The order picking accuracy of using Flexli’s PTL can, in fact, range from 99.95 to 99.99. Human errors are not possible because the software is designed in such a way that even a non-technical person can operate.
What is the productivity of PTL in comparison to manual picking?
Flexli made PTL has been able to increase 1,000 orders per day to 6,000 orders per day with the same number operators. Flexli’s clients increased their productivity to an average of 400%.
How do the operations take place in Pick/Put to light?
Using a scanner, the operator scans and picks the additional items. In the absence of a scanner, the operator will enter the part model number. Then the warehouse management system(WMS) directs the operator to select that particular item based on the quantity. WMS will illuminate the digital display showing the location and amount of the stock keeping units that are to be placed in each bin. After the operator has selected the parts, he confirms the selection by pressing the button on the device and the device, in turn, sends the information to the WMS, The same concept works for Put to light. Where the operators replenish the parts.
What are the advantages of PTL?
- Increases productivity
- Increases accuracy
- Eliminate the use of paper documents
- Hands-free operation
What are the recommended conditions in a warehouse to set up Pick to Light technology?
It is recommended to keep a few stock-keeping units in large quantities, multiple customers with little in common.
What are the recommended conditions in a warehouse to set up Put to Light technology?
It is recommended for applications that cross-dock, have many stock-keeping units with few orders, or similar product with multiple orders.
Why choose Flexli Pick to Light Technology
If you are a business that needs to tackle the problem of quality and competitiveness with Pick to Show, Flexli technologies have you back!!!
Our cost-effective PTL solution plays a critical role in warehouse activities by offering operating flexibility resulting in increased productivity. With a simpler and faster installation process, Flexli reduces implementation costs too.
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