E-Commerce Warehouse Automated Order Picking Vertical Carousel Case Study

December 21, 2018
As the head office and cosmetics distribution center, this e-commerce warehouse uses automated order picking with vertical carousels to manage their stock of over 600 items. With vertical carousels and automated order picking, the e-commerce warehouse was able to achieve their goal of increased efficiency, picking speed, and accuracy with reduced delivery time and improved flow, ergonomics, and logistics. Instead of manual picking, the vertical carousels rotate automatically to bring requested items directly to the operator. Employees no longer have to spend time searching through rows of shelving and product bins and, since the carousel opening is placed at an ergonomic height, they don't need to bend and reach for items. Additionally, an LED position indicator directs the operator to the exact item and quantity to pick, which increases picking speed and reduces errors. Efficiency has also been boosted with the ability to pick and replenish stock at the same time. Now, the e-commerce warehouse has increased their speed by 300% with 3,000 order lines picked in one day shift. For more information about automated order picking for e-commerce warehouses and more, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or visit us on the web at http://southwestsolutions.com.
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