SORT2LIGHT - SOPHISTICATED SORTING STATIONS
With the ever-growing trend of “e-commerce”, mail-order companies have to adapt to shorter delivery times, smaller batch sizes and higher shipment volumes. In order to be able to react quickly, workflows must be designed to be simple, flexible and fast.
The combination of our pick2light hardware with intelligent ix.tech software enables you to achieve the best possible sorting process.
Every sorting error leads to disruptions in the logistical process chain and thus to a reduction in customer satisfaction. Therefore, we pay special attention to this process step.
how does it work?
First, all boxes at the sorting station (also called ScanIn) are equipped with pick2light hardware. This means that the pick2light modules are not mounted at the removal location but at the destination location.
In the next step, each order is uniquely assigned to a box with the help of an interface to your ERP, WaWi or warehouse management system. If desired, the assignment can also be implemented manually by an employee.
In order to assign the picked goods to the correct orders, the employee starts the process with the help of an MDE device (ix.mate) or similar.
Now he can scan an item and the pick2light module lights up under the corresponding order box. If the employee scans the next item, he automatically acknowledges the previous step and the next order box is visualised. In real time, the acknowledgement of the put is passed on to your leading system.
This way, the employee can completely divide his picked goods until the order boxes are filled. After the sorting process is completed, all orders are packed and can be directly forwarded to the packing and shipping process. During the shipping process, further support is possible with pack2light.
PLACEMENT OF P2L MODULES ON BOXES
Modules are placed at target storage locations instead of pick locations
ALLOCATION OF ORDERS TO ORDER BOXES
ERP or other warehousesystems act as interfaces
SCANNING OF THE GOODS TO BE DISTRIBUTED
LEDs of the boxes to be filled light up, scanning of the next item acknowledges the process
FORWARDING TO THE DISPATCH DEPARTMENT
Further support possible with pack2light
DECREASING ERROR RATE
+ Clear, visual assignment of article – box
+ Renewed control through barcode scanning
INDEPENDENCE FROM PACK & PUT PROCESSES
+ Processes can be carried out separately from each other and at different speeds