Accurate order picking and processing are critical components of any successful business, as they ensure that customers receive the right products in a timely manner. Manual order picking and processing can be time-consuming and error-prone, leading to customer dissatisfaction, lost revenue, and decreased productivity.
By automating order picking and processing, businesses can significantly improve their efficiency and accuracy. LD Systems offers automated picking solutions such as robotic arms and conveyor systems, as well as automated order processing solutions such as barcode scanning and order management software.
When choosing an automated picking solution, businesses must consider factors such as the size and weight of their products, their order volume, and their warehouse layout. Similarly, when choosing an automated order processing solution, businesses must consider their order volume, product variety, and shipping requirements. LD Systems can help businesses determine the best solutions for their specific needs, resulting in increased efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction.
Our Warehouse Picking and Sorting Systems
LD Systems offers a broad selection of automated order processing solutions. Automated picking and sorting will increase order accuracy and efficiency while maximizing warehouse operating costs.
Our order picking and processing solutions are customized for your unique facility requirements.
Pick modules are an essential part of a warehouse or distribution center where order picking takes place. Order picking is a crucial operation that involves selecting products from storage locations to fulfill customer orders accurately and efficiently. Pick modules are designed to optimize this process by providing a highly organized and efficient environment for order picking.
Picking documentation can be sent to the picker through various means, such as paper-based pick lists, handheld devices, or through a warehouse management system (WMS) that communicates directly with the high-speed picking module to direct the picking process.
High-speed picking modules, also known as automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), are a popular solution for high-volume operations, as they can quickly and accurately pick and deliver products to their designated locations.
In-motion weighing machines, also known as checkweighers, are used to automatically weigh items while they are in motion. These machines are commonly found in warehouse environments. Through metal detection and X-ray technologies, checkweighers ensure that items being shipped meet weight specifications, detect missing items in an order, and determine case weights.
In-motion weighing machines can be integrated into conveyor systems, allowing for a seamless and efficient weighing process. From there, a bar coded shipping label containing dimensions and shipping details is printed.
Automatic labeling machines are devices that are designed to apply labels to products or packages quickly and accurately. These machines are widely used across an array of industries. Automated labeling solutions can produce a variety of barcodes, including UPC, EAN, Code 39, Code 128, QR codes, and Datamatrix codes.
Barcodes serve as a unique identifier that can be scanned to retrieve product information, track inventory, and more. Automated labeling machines can significantly increase the speed and accuracy of the labeling process, improving overall efficiency and productivity.
A barcode scanner (or bar code reader) is a device that reads information encoded in a barcode and translates it into a digital format that can be used by a computer. Bar code scanners typically consist of a light source, a lens, and a light sensor that converts the light signal into an electrical signal. There are several types of barcode readers, including laser-based readers, camera-based readers, and omni-channel readers. Each of these use different technologies and methods to decode barcode information.
The three most popular barcode reader formats are handheld scanners, presentation scanners, and fixed mount scanners. Handheld scanners are portable and can be used for a variety of applications, presentation scanners are designed for hands-free use, and fixed mount scanners are permanently mounted for use in automated processes.
Light Directed Picking
Light-directed picking is a process in which workers use visual cues from lights to locate and pick items in a warehouse or distribution center. This system can significantly improve the speed and accuracy of the picking process, reducing labor costs and improving order accuracy.
With light-directed picking, workers can easily identify the correct location and item to pick, reducing errors and the need for rework. This results in significant cost savings, including a reduction in wasted time, improved inventory accuracy, and increased productivity. By improving picking accuracy, light-directed picking can also improve customer satisfaction and reduce the number of returns or complaints.
Voice Directed Picking
Voice-directed picking is a process in which workers use a headset and microphone to receive instructions on which items to pick and where to find them. This hands-free system can improve accuracy and productivity while reducing the need for paper or handheld devices.
Voice-directed picking can lead to significant cost savings by reducing errors, improving order accuracy, and increasing picking speed. It can also reduce training time for new employees and improve worker safety by allowing for hands-free operation. By improving order accuracy, voice-directed picking can also improve customer satisfaction and reduce the number of returns or complaints.
Benefits of Sortation in a Warehouse
Sortation in warehouses is the process of categorizing and separating items based on specific criteria, such as destination, shipping method, or order priority. Implementing a sortation system in a warehouse can bring several benefits, including increased accuracy, faster order processing, and reduced labor costs. It can also improve inventory management, reduce the number of lost or damaged items, and increase customer satisfaction. A sortation system can also help to optimize warehouse operations by reducing congestion and improving space utilization. Overall, implementing a sortation system in a warehouse can bring significant improvements to efficiency and profitability.
The top five benefits of sortation in warehouses are:
- Improved Order Accuracy: By accurately sorting items, the risk of errors in order processing is reduced, leading to fewer returns and complaints from customers.
- Faster Order Processing: A sortation system can increase order processing speed, reducing lead times, and improving customer satisfaction.
- Reduced Labor Costs: Automation of the sorting process can help to reduce labor costs and improve worker productivity, freeing up labor for other tasks.
- Better Inventory Management: Sortation can help to optimize inventory management by separating items based on their specific storage and handling requirements, reducing the likelihood of damage or loss.
- Improved Space Utilization: A sortation system can help to optimize the use of warehouse space by reducing the need for excess inventory storage and improving the flow of goods through the warehouse.
Streamline Your Operations with Automated Order Processing Systems from LD Systems
LD Systems offers a range of automated order processing systems that can help streamline warehouse operations and improve overall efficiency. Our systems, including light-directed picking, voice-directed picking, and robotic sorting, can significantly reduce order processing times, improve order accuracy, and reduce labor costs. Whether you need to process large volumes of small items or manage complex order fulfillment processes, LD Systems has the expertise to design and implement a solution tailored to your specific needs. With our state-of-the-art technology and experienced team of professionals, you can optimize your warehouse operations and improve your bottom line.