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A popular means by which warehouse operations are performed, mobile handheld and truckmount devices offer workers the freedom to move about the warehouse while collecting and validating data in real time. Equipped with bar code and/or RFID readers, these devices are often part of a cost-effective WMS solution. Visual Warehouse supports mobile devices from most major manufacturers.
Over the years, bar codes have become a cost-effective and reliable standard for identifying items, packages, bin locations and other warehouse touch points. Visual Warehouse supports all linear and 2D bar code symbologies. Receive material by scanning vendor bar codes, and print customer bar codes on compliance labels and shipping documents.
Visual Warehouse supports voice-directed warehouse operations. Workers wear headsets connected to mobile devices that instruct via verbal prompts where to go and what to do. Workers provide confirmation by speaking into microphones attached to the headsets. Voice technology enables workers to operate hands-free which may be desirable or even necessary in some environments.
An increasingly popular means of identifying product, RFID is a technology that uses electronic tags to store data. Like barcodes, RFID tags can identify items. However, unlike barcodes, RFID tags do not require close proximity and line of sight to be scanned. Visual Warehouse supports most RFID tag configurations. Receive material by scanning vendor RFID tags, and print RFID labels for customer shipments.
Pick to Light
Pick-to-light is a fast and efficient method for picking partial case quantities during order fulfillment. The pick-to-light system is comprised of a network of lighted modules each of which is mounted to a pick location (bin, flow rack, pallet rack, etc.). During the order fulfillment process, pick quantities are displayed on appropriate lighted modules. At each lighted module, a worker picks the displayed quantity and confirms the pick by pressing a button on the module. Pick-to-light benefits include increased productivity, improved accuracy and reduced cost.