THE RIGHT WAY TO TURBO-CHARGE YOUR PICK ROUTES
Finding ways to Optimize warehouse activities is at the core of Astro WMS®. And now you can take the next step in saving time and costs. Our add-on module pick route optimization uses AI-technology to minimize distance in pick routes, saving hundreds of kilometers driving forklift. And a lot of frustration for the pickers.
Maybe you’ve heard of “the traveling salesman’s problem”? It’s a classic combinatorial optimization problem regarding calculating the shortest possible route between a number of cities. The exact same principle goes for directions in Google Maps – or pick routes in a warehouse. Instead of picking in a traditional “aisle by aisle” manner AI-technology can be used to calculate the shortest route between all items on the pick list, in each pick round and in the whole batch.
AN INTELLIGENT MODULE TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY
IN MANUAL PICK ROUTES
Astro WMS® Pick Route Optimization uses a digital CAD-map of the warehouse to create an optimized route through the warehouse for all the items to be picked, determining the shortest pick route for each individual pick round as well as determining the best combination of pick rounds in the whole batch.
The results are astonishing. Tests show savings of 20-30 % in pick route distance and one customer saved 900 kilometers of unnecessary truck-driving during a period of only two months. An important customer advantage – to meet the market’s ever-increasing demands for fast deliveries.
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PICK ROUTE OPTIMIZATION AND STREAMLINED STORAGE – A POWERFUL COMBINATION
Pick smarter … and store smarter. To get your warehouse even more optimized a combination of Pick route optimization and our add-on module for streamlined storage is a good idea. Streamlined storage uses AI-technology to place items based on order history, which means shipments will be put together in a more efficient way, saving pick time. Together with pick route optimization you’ll be solving the problem from both ends. Smart, don’t you think?
LESS COST, FRUSTRATION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Using AI to save distance in warehouse operations have several benefits, such as:
• Higher productivity
• Better working environment for pickers
• Energy savings with less charging
• Less wear and tear on equipment = longer life-span
• More efficient use of warehouse space
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