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Put-to-Light Systems

Batch Pick and Order-Sortation: Faster, More Accurate

put to light - light directed putaway

Does your distribution center have a large SKU base? How can you speed putaway?

The put-to-light system optimizes batch picking and high-speed sortation functions because it takes what works in pick-to-light operations and reverses it to ensure faster, more accurate putaway operations. Operators can scan an item, and the putaway locations (representing a store or customer) illuminate. This concept works for simple "scan/put"  workstations, but also for sophisticated sortation applications. You'll maximize putaway speed and accuracy performance with light-directed putaway.

Suggested industries

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Music, Book & Media Publishing/Distribution
  • Electronics
  • Cosmetics & Beauty Products
  • Vitamins & Nutraceuticals

Put-to-light helps with space efficiency. It's an economical method for fast, accurate, high-quality order sortation for operations with large SKU counts. Lightning Pick Technologies’ Put to Light solution offer major gains in operational efficiency, additional capacity to handle growth within existing warehouse infrastructures and increased visibility into order progress and productivity rates.

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  • eCommerce Order Fulfillment
  • Returns Processing
  • Secondary Batch Pick Sortation
  • Secondary Wave Pick Sortation
  • Retail Store Replenishment Order Fulfillment
  • Putaway
  • Replenishment
  • Kitting Processes
  • Order Consolidation

Put-to-Light Advantages

Simplicity is the key contributor to a Put to Light system's success. Light-directed sortation is visual, intuitive and convenient to use. Operators can be trained in a matter of hours, vs. the days often required by other automation methods. The Put concept offers a high performance alternative to more complex and expensive automated approaches, and is also often more agile responding to daily volume changes than these other technologies.