FKI Logistex offers its new automated replenishment system for less-than-full-case picking. Suitable for retail distribution and manufacturing, the new system uses FKI Logistex mini-load cranes to reduce the high manual labor cost of splitcase picking. The system provides continuous, automated, demand-based replenishment to increase order fulfillment speed and accuracy.
By ensuring that pick faces are continuously restocked, the FKI Logistex system eliminates replenishment downtime that frequently occurs in manual systems. The use of dynamic slotting logic in the FKI Logistex system minimizes the number of flow lanes required to service orders. Fewer flow lanes mean lower costs and shorter pick paths for increased pick rates.
The ability of the mini-load crane to automatically reconfigure pick faces on-demand as SKUs change makes the system suited to applications handling short-run and seasonal products and for large retail DCs that have more SKUs than pick faces. All SKUs, including high-velocity and low-velocity items, are handled with the same system and replenished and stored automatically.
The FKI Logistex miniload crane is a rail-running crane designed for automatic storage of non-palletized loads such as cartons, trays, and totes at elevations up to 71 feet. With up to 99.99 percent inventory accuracy achievable, the mini-load crane is used for automated storage and retrieval, automatic flow lane replenishment for order picking systems, load buffering between production cells, multi-elevation and multi-position load delivery, and fully dynamic load sortation and staging.
The automated replenishment system integrates with a wide range of FKI Logistex technologies, including pick to light, EASYpick GoKart, RF devices, Accuzone 24-volt conveyors, and the Warehouse Optimizer warehouse control system (WCS).
Company: FKI Logistex North America
Company Phone: (513) 8815239
Company URL: www.fkilogistex.com