Efficient picking and smart returns handling
E-commerce and omnichannel warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) are challenged to fulfil thousands of orders with ever-increasing service level requirements. However, it is difficult to accommodate time-critical processes in a DC that may not be optimized to meet these requirements. Unpredictable demand and seasonal trends call for flexibility. Warehouses and DCs must cope with the changing – and increasing – variety of stored products and order volumes. They also need to efficiently handle the expanding number of returns.
As part of our next generation of scalable solutions – evolutions – Vanderlande offers AIRPICK, which seamlessly integrates innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.
AIRPICK is an order fulfilment solution for General Merchandise, and Fashion, pure e-commerce and omnichannel companies designed to maximize the picking efficiency of a solution based on manual item picking.
The core of this solution is Vanderlande’s AIRTRAX pocket sorter system to sort large efficient batches of items to individual orders. This system ensures a smooth and efficient order fulfilment process and enables an efficient handling of returned items, regardless of the product (boxes, apparel, hanging goods), order size and is scalable with the required throughput.
Each pocket is randomly inducted with one item. This can also be done with a smart item robot (optional).
Items are presented to the pack operator per order and, if required, in the desired sequence.
Items are sent into and retrieved from dynamic buffer loops. This also allows for fully automated handling of returned items.
Items are picked manually from various warehouse areas in a continuous flow.
Items are automatically sorted to individual orders and moved in the desired sequence.
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Zalando installed an AIRTRAX Pocket sorter at its new logistics centre in Brunna, near Stockholm. The AIRTRAX Pocket sorter is specially designed to meet the demands of booming omni-channel trade.Read more