Numina Group demonstrated several of its key technologies, including pick by voice, pick and pack to light and two exclusive print and apply labeling solutions integrated into the same highly automated pack line. Numina Group’s automation is managed by RDS, a highly scalable real-time warehouse execution and control software platform, WES-WCS.
RDS Pick by Voice technology is speaker independent, requiring zero voice training combining voice commands/responses and hands-free Zebra RS5100 camera-based barcode scanning. The voice picking application supports pick to carton batch carts, fork trucks and conveyor picking. RDS also includes optimized order release and cartonization logic. RDS’ voice pick and pack validation technology provides a single touch, highly accurate means for a new or temporary operator to be productive in minutes. RDS Voice works seamlessly on the Zebra TC52 or WT6000 Android mobile computers.
Auto Print Fold Insert (PFI) prints, folds and automatically inserts from one to seven 8.5" x 11" packing sheets into multiple height and carton sizes. PFI eliminates the bottleneck of manual order documentation with insertion of packing sheets, return labels, promotional materials, coupons, and other requirements as needed. PFI technology can scale from 10-50 or more CPM operations to reduce 30 or more seconds of labor from every shipment.
One Step Plus Print and Apply labeling uses a Zebra ZE500 Print Engine to auto-apply a combination full 8.5” x 11” packing sheet and shipping label to full case or re-packed mixed SKU cartons to reduce 30-45 seconds of labor per parcel shipment. The system is ideally suited for high volume E-com and B2B order fulfillment applications that require a full 8.5” x 11” packing sheet such as medical device manufacturers, hospital suppliers and retailers providing e-commerce order fulfillment services for Amazon, Walmart, Target, Wayfair, QVC and more.
X-Press PAL Print and Apply Labeling auto applies one or more 4” x 6” pack slips under a removable 6” x 8” shipping label. X-Press Pal pack and ship automation includes inline scan, weigh, dimension with automatic application of packing slips and shipping labels. X-Press Pal provides a flexible, scalable solution to automate packing slips, compliance, carton content and shipping labels.
Put to Light Order Consolidation Put wall order consolidation technology essentially sorts by lights and allows parallel batch order picking across multiple pick zones. At the order consolidation area, operators scan and put the batch picked SKU’s to order consolidation shelf positions at a rate of 400-500 items per hour. Put to light is a highly efficient and cost-effective way to batch pick hundreds of orders throughout the distribution centers gaining 30-50% higher productivity than discrete order picking.
Combining RDS Pick by Voice and a Put to Light Order Consolidation Wall (Put Wall System) allows a zone-based batch cart picking strategy that increases picking density and reduces the pickers walk time by concentrating their work within an assigned zone. The process directs the operators in each zone to batch pick all required items. Orders that require items from multiple zones are picked and put into an order consolidation tote. At the same time, orders that have all the required items within the zone are picked and packed directly to a shipping carton.