Kardex introduces FramePick 4 Wholesale
Wholesalers gain speed with new solution for fast order fulfilment
Kardex Remstar introduces a unique solution especially for wholesalers: FramePick 4 Wholesale. With this efficient, dynamic and flexible system for fast order fulfilment, trading companies can drastically reduce the turnaround time of orders. FramePick 4 Wholesale combines the speed of the Kardex LR 35 storage modules, the productivity of put-to-light technology with the convenience of the widely used order picking carts.
Trading companies feel the pressure on the operation in the warehouse increase almost daily. The growth in e-commerce is leading to significant changes in customer ordering behaviour. More and more warehouses of trading companies – whether they operate in the consumer or business market – are finding that their traditional fulfilment operation is being squeezed. There is simply no time for an order picker to walk along endless rows of shelving to collect, pack and ship the last items on time.This is an efficient goods-to-man solution with which trading companies can reduce their walking distances by up to 65 percent. A combination of smart and intuitive technologies makes picking errors almost impossible. By intelligently grouping orders, it is possible to quadruple the productivity of order pickers. All without a complex system of rigid conveyors or other expensive material handling equipment.
Kardex has developed a new solution for these warehouses: FramePick 4 Wholesale.
This is an efficient goods-to-man solution with which trading companies can reduce their walking distances by up to 65 percent. A combination of smart and intuitive technologies makes picking errors almost impossible. By intelligently grouping orders, it is possible to quadruple the productivity of order pickers. All without a complex system of rigid conveyors or other expensive material handling equipment.
Four times as many orders to pick
The heart of the system consists of the LR 35, the fastest vertical storage system in the Kardex Remstar portfolio. A combination of two LR 35 modules makes it possible to present as many as 300 storage bins per hour. This is more than enough to enable one operator to pick up to four times as many orders as in a conventional shelving system. An additional advantage: the space requirement is reduced by percentages that can be as much as 80 percent.
What makes FramePick 4 Wholesale unique is the use of the existing order picking carts for picking the articles. These order picking carts are simply placed in a frame with put-to-light displays. The operator can connect the customer beacon on the cart to the displays with a simple scan. When one of the LR 35 modules presents a new storage bin, the displays show how many items should be placed in which customer bins. When all orders are complete, the cart with the full customer bins can be easily transported to the packaging department. And the new cart with empty customer bins takes over the position in the frame.
Modular and scalable system
FramePick 4 Wholesale is a modular, flexible and scalable system. Depending on the product range, the turnover rate and the order pattern, configurations are possible with two, four or six LR 35 modules. Companies can start with two LR 35 modules and easily add modules as needed. The number of cart positions can also be easily expanded by adding additional frames. In a six LR 35 module configuration, three order pickers can be easily deployed at peak times. The use of multi-colour displays allows each operator to see at a glance in which customer area his items should be placed.
Kardex Remstar delivers the complete solution including LR 35 modules, frames and software that is fully geared to fast order fulfilment for wholesale and e-commerce. Based on best practices, various standard software modules have been bundled into a quick and easy to implement system that can easily be integrated with the existing ERP or warehouse management system (WMS). Auxiliary systems such as a touch screen and laser pointer help to reduce the number of picking errors to a minimum. As an option, Kardex Remstar can also supply the plastic bins, order picking carts, label printers and additional software modules. The whole is offered with a complete service package. This gives the customer the security needed for fast order fulfilment.