The Client Company Profile
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon with its headquarters in Seattle Washington USA. They have data centers all across the globe that provide on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments.
The Problem Statement
AWS has lots of small tools, chips, and electronic equipment stored at their data centers to cope with the frequent maintenance and breakdowns.
To provide high server uptime and reliability, it is very important to replace the faulty component in the least possible time. One of the bottlenecks was the time spent by the picker to locate the correct part in the store.
The Mumbai based data center of AWS approached us with a requirement of a picking system to improve their bin locating step of the picking process and decrease the picking time.
The Pick-to-light bin locator system was an ideal solution for AWS picking process. Bin locator system is a simple and effective process that requires minimal training and can significantly reduce picking time.
In the bin-locator system, a sequence of blinking lights guide the picker from the store entry to the exact bin location. A light is installed at every individual bin location, every rack, and every aisle.
At the store entry, the picker enters the item SKU into Flexli’s Pick-to-light software. This activates the sequence of lights (aisle, rack and bin). The picker follows the blinking lights and reaches the required bin and picks an item. Each light at the bin is also accompanied by a push-button. After picking the item, the picker presses the push-button which indicates the system to turn off all the lights and update the inventory.
Additionally, Flexli’s pick-to-light software supports integration with client’s ERP systems. Flexli’s system would receive information of items to be picked and send the picking acknowledgement to ERP system
Reduction in picking time: The time spent in locating the bin was reduced by 75%. This causes overall reduction in picking time by 32%.
Increase in accuracy: The picking accuracy increased from 86% to 98%.
What Client has to say
“The Team at Flexli partnered with us to comprehend our areas of concerns & identify improvement opportunities and came up with customized solutions specific for our unique business needs. They were very swift and responsive all through the process from conceptualization to implementation and installation. They were very impressive while optimizing the concept and design to best suit our cost budget requirement. It was truly a great experience working with really smart team !”– said Mr. Pratik Gaonkar, Country Logistic Head of AWS