THE RIGHT WAY TO OPTIMIZING 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.

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SHORT CUTS FOR THE WIN –
THE PRINCIPLE OF OPTIMIZING PICK ROUNDS

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.

By using mathematics to calculate the shortest route between all items on the pick list, huge time savings can be made, as well as reduce wear and tear on equipment. Not to mention improving employer satisfaction when the pick rounds get more efficient.

AN INTELLIGENT MODULE TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY
IN MANUAL PICK ROUTES

Based on AI-technology the add-on module uses a digital CAD-map of the warehouse to create an optimized route for each pick round, in real-time. This means that all items in the warehouse is assigned a geographical location, as well as a regular stock location.

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.

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?

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