Manage high volume, complex picking orders more efficiently
When case picking is required in an operation, manual processes can slow down workflow and production. The picker may have to travel to the various pick locations one at a time, placing the different cases needed onto a separate pallet.
A layer pick attachment on a forklift can substantially improve efficiency, allowing the operator to clamp either one layer of product or multiple layers before delivering it to the pallet that is being compiled for shipping.
How much more efficient is a layer pick system? If 100 to 250 cases can be completed per hour in a manual process, the layer pick operation will process in excess of 1000 orders in the same time frame.
Suitable applications for layer pick
Not every type of packaging or every warehouse is a candidate for layer pick. Products must have robust packaging, and pick volumes must be sufficient to warrant picking multiple layers. Even within these operations, usually only the top moving SKUs are viable candidates. Typical users of layer pick operate in beverage industries or consumer goods where large volumes of less than full pallet pick are required.
At 3D Storage Solutions, we can help evaluate your inventory to see if you might be a candidate for layer picking. We take care of the guiderails and can put you in contact with the right forklift attachment vendors. For higher volume operations we can provide two or three deep floor mounted pallet flow lanes complete with the necessary separators to allow clearance for the layer pick attachment.
Contact 3D today to see if layer picking might work for you.