Take Control of Your Warehouse from Mobile or RF Devices

Kardex Remstar now offers its Power Pick Global on radio frequency and mobile devices to facilitate the management of inventory levels and locations


Westbrook, MaineNov. 12, 2013—Now accessible on radio frequency (RF) and/or mobile devices, Power Pick Global can provide inventory control for the entire warehouse by managing shelf-keeping units (SKUs) stored in dynamic storage and retrieval systems, as well as SKUs stored in other locations, such as rack, shelving and drawer systems. Utilizing Power Pick Global, according to Kardex Remstar, warehouse management software can improve productivity, maximize storage density and increase inventory accuracy.

Workers can view pick lists, inventory counts and part locations on the mobile device, eliminating the need for paper pick lists that slow workers down. With this mobile, handheld computer, workers have multiple orders ready for picking. Just as a paper pick list, the device shows the SKU number, location, quantity to pick and order number. Power Pick Global sequences the picks and the mobile device leads the worker through the warehouse in the quickest, most optimal path, saving time and increasing productivity.

In addition to managing inventory levels, Power Pick Global also manages locations. Using a random location storage approach, when a SKU location is empty, Power Pick Global releases the location making it available for a new SKU to be stored. Automating random location management increases the density within the storage unit and minimizes empty space.

During the picking process, the worker can scan the location and SKU number of the item picked before placing it into the order. This verifies the correct part was picked and increases accuracy up to 99.9 percent, according to the company. Scan verifying each pick also maintains accurate inventory counts and prevents part shortages.

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