January 22, 2013

High-speed order picking system optimizes DC space

Swisslog, a global supplier of integrated logistics solutions, demonstrated a new high-speed order fulfillment system at ProMat 2013.

By DC Velocity Staff

Swisslog, a global supplier of integrated logistics solutions, demonstrated a new high-speed order fulfillment system at ProMat 2013. Called "Click&Pick," the system combines Swisslog's AutoStore inventory storage technology and high-speed pick stations with its fulfillment software suite. The system is tailored for the e-commerce market.

Click&Pick helps companies increase both their fulfillment throughput and stock-keeping-unit (SKU) density, says Swisslog.

Click&Pick uses Swisslog's high-speed picking and selecting technology to boost productivity to up to 1,000 picks per selector per hour. Swisslog says that Click&Pick enables orders to be filled more than five times faster than manual shelving systems.

The solution also uses Swisslog's AutoStore inventory storage technology to help companies cube out the warehouse and leverage all valuable space. The system enables a typical space reduction of 60 percent when compared with storing SKUs in static bin shelving. The vertical storage cube enables Click&Pick to use almost every cubic foot of a distribution center from the floor to the ceiling.

In other company news, Swisslog has announced enhancements to its AGV Pick automated order selection technology. AGV Pick Gen 2 includes improved diagnostics, faster speeds, and a streamlined design.

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