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Order Fulfillment Systems

Overview

The order fulfillment process refers to all the steps fulfillment centers take from the moment they receive an order until the item arrives at the shipping dock to be loaded onto a truck for delivery.

Century will engineer an efficient order fulfillment solution at every touchpoint in your operations. Our main goal is to optimize your system for output performance, reduce errors that cause returns or item breakage, and to generate profits by processing items faster with less manual interactions.

Some of the solutions employed in order fulfillment include:

Split Case Order Selection

Items selected individually from storage and placed directly into a shipping carton or tote for downstream order consolidation and shipment.

  • Pick/Put to light
  • Product to Person selection
    • Shuttles
    • Fixed aisle cranes
    • AMR’s
  • RF Directed Pick/Put Cart Pick
  • Automatic order zone routing
  • Multi-level order selection modules
  • Warehouse Control Software/PLC control Batch unit sortation/order consolidation systems
  • Automatic shipping manifest/label application
  • Shipping sortation systems

Full Pallet Order Selection

Pallets selected individually from storage to fulfill orders directly to consolidation and shipping or replenish forward pick areas.
  • Pallet shuttle systems
  • Unit Load ASRS
  • Automatic layer pick/robotics
    • Pallet Shuttles
    • Fixed aisle cranes
  • Pick to walkie-rider
  • Automatic pick area/module replenishment
  • AGVS/AMR Systems
  • Automatic shipping manifest/label application
  • Pallet conveyor/ sortation systems
  • Multi-level order selection modules

Full Case Order Selection

Cartons selected individually from storage or a forward pick area, placed directly onto conveyor or pallet manually or automatically via robotics for downstream order consolidation and shipping.

  • Pick to belt conveyor systems
  • Automatic layer pick/robotics
    • Pallet Shuttles
    • Fixed aisle cranes
  • Pick to walkie-rider
  • Automatic pick area replenishment
  • Multi-level order selection modules
  • RF Directed Pick/Cart
  • Batch unit sortation/order consolidation systems
  • Automatic shipping manifest/label application
  • Shipping sortation systems

Robotic Fulfillment: AGV and AMR

Automated warehouse robots, typically defined as either an AGV (automated guided vehicle) or an AMR (autonomous mobile robot) provide transport capabilities, similar to that of a lift truck or a goods to person operation. 

AMRs are trackless and navigate through their environment by utilizing sophisticated sensors and programming. This allows AMRs to move pallets, cartons, or carts in a highly versatile manner, since they can move freely throughout a facility.

AGVs utilize a multitude of applications to move through their environment, included but not limited to magnetic tape, laser guidance, radio frequency, inductive wire, magnetic spot and more. The method of movement for an AGV is highly dependent on the capabilities of the facility it is operating in.

Order Fulfillment

Century engineers a customized solution designed to rapidly transport orders across your facility, inclusive of all package touchpoints, to its correct destination.