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VWare™ Work Batching

Batch the way you want in every type of zone you have

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Workstation output can be significantly increased by the incorporation of a batch picking scheme where multiple orders may be picked simultaneously across storage zone locations by each operator. While batch setup and processing in automated device storage zones (such as Carousels) is usually “paperless”, bulk or shelving areas can be easily serviced by printed work lists and/or sequenced labels.

Order batching may be performed manually or automatically at any type of workstation. Depending on system design considerations, batches may be static (e.g., pick cart), dynamic (using intelligent conveyor control), or continuous using specially designed workstations.

Batch configuration settings within the Versatile Warehouse™ offer workstation operators a wide variety of methods to efficiently generate work batches:

  • Combine line items by location, wave and/or priority
  • Generate batches for Parallel Picking or Pick-and-Pass
  • Combine picks and replenishments in same batch
  • Share order start queues between multiple stations
  • Automatically build batches from conveyor queues
  • Select from dynamic conveyor queues and new starts
  • Manually insert high priority orders into batch setup
  • Batch across multiple storage media in a single zone
  • Combine Single Line Orders into single batch positions
  • Continuously batch with automated storage devices
  • Adjust batch size and at any time
  • Validation batch components using scan-checks
  • Batch by Container, Work Request, or Receipt
  • Print Batch Work Lists sequenced by location