Numina Group, a leading material handling order fulfillment automation integrator, demonstrated several of their 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. One-Step-Plus™ and X-Press PAL™ streamline pack and ship by auto applying a combination packing sheet and shipping label to reduce 35 seconds of labor from every parcel shipment. Numina Group’s automation is managed byRDS™ a highly scalable Real-time Warehouse Execution and Control Software Platform, WES-WCS.
Technologies demonstrated at Booth # 7006 include:
- One-Step-Plus Print and Apply Labeling- Automates 8.5 x 11 Packing Sheet Under Removable Shipping Label and Manifesting
- X-Press PAL Print and Apply Labeling – Automates 4 x 6 Pacing Slip under Shipping Label
- RDS™ Pick by Voice – Batch Pick Process
- Print, Fold, Insert Pack Automation – Automates Inserting Packing Sheets into Open Cartons
- Put to Light Order Consolidation – Directs Picking with Light Indicators
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’s™ 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 in to 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 to 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 others.
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 to 500 items per hour. Put to light is a highly efficient and cost effective way to batch pick hundreds of orders throughout the DC’ gaining 30% to 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.
Numina Group’s Real time Distribution System (RDS™) is the industry’s most complete and scalable Warehouse Execution and Control System (WES-WCS). RDS™ is a modular, high performance software that controls and manages a wide array of automation technologies to streamline the entire pick, pack, and ship order fulfillment operation. RDS™ interfaces to virtually every ERP/WMS.
RDS™ Order Fulfillment Automation Modules Include:
- Interfaces to and bolts-on automation to virtually every leading ERP-WMS Systems
- Cartonization, Order Release, and Work Balancing across zones
- Pick by Voice – Batch Cart, Fork Truck, and Conveyor Picking
- Pick to Light Picking & Put to Light Order Consolidation
- Labor Tracking and Reporting across all operations
- In-line Scan, Weigh, Dimensioning (SWD) and Order Vision Audit
- Conveyor Control and High Speed Sortation
- Pack Sheet Print and Insertion Automation
- Print and Apply Labeling tunnels for munti-sided application of Pack Slips, Pack Sheets, Shipping labels, Compliance, ASN, UCC, Hazmat Labels at 15-60 CMP per line
Define & Design Process Improvement Services:
- Facility Selection & Sizing
- Value Stream Mapping
- Process Improvement & Technology Evaluation Services
- SKU Slotting and Profiling
- Material Handling System Design
- Conveyor, ASRS, Robotics and High Speed Returns and Order Fulfillment Sorting
- Turnkey System Distribution Center design and Implementation
About the Numina Group
Numina Group brings 30+ years of expertise in software, design and implementation of automated warehouse and distribution practices. We provide a full range of services from define, design and implementation. To learn more, contact us or visit our website at www.numinagroup.com.