What does Pick to light mean?
It is a device in which a digital display will light a number at a storage location indicating to the operator to pick the number of items. The operator must confirm the Pick when it is complete by satisfying the light.
What does Put to light mean?
It is the device which is the same as Pick to light, but the function varies. Here the operator will scan the bin containing parts and a digital display will light a number at the sort locations indicating to the operator how many items to place into the container in the port location. The operator must confirm that the Put is complete by satisfying the light.
What does Voice picking mean?
An employee goes to a location for picking through the voice guide. It’s like your Google Maps. The operator verifies and picks the quantity and confirms the place with a check digit.
What is the software required for Pick/Put to light?
Pick/put-to-light technologies require an interface with a warehouse management system(WMS) to function. The warehouse management system software, interfaces with the radiofrequency system and pick-to-light or put-to-light, which provides directions to the operator.
What are the components of Pick/Put to light device?
- 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.
What is the productivity of PTLwith respect to manual picking?
Flexli made PTL has been able to increase 1,000 orders per day to 6,000 requests per day with the same number operators after the implementation of a pick-to-light system. 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. When the operators have placed all the parts, they are putting to light.
Then the process is repeated.
What are the advantages of PTL?
- Increases productivity
- Increases accuracy
- Eliminate the use of paper documents
- Hands-free operation
What are the essential criteria to keep in mind while using PTL in the warehouse?
- Reports for analysing for further improvement
- Labour management
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 quantity, 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.
What are the errors which can happen while performing operations?
Errors are minimal when it comes to technology. Human errors are not possible because the software is designed in such a way that even a non-technical person can operate.