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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.

Order Fulfillment

Split Case Order Selection

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

Technology/Methodologies Deployed
  • 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 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.

Technology/Methodologies Deployed
  • 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

Full Pallet Order Selection

Pallets selected individually from storage to fulfill orders directly to consolidation and shipping or replenish forward pick areas.

Technology/Methodologies Deployed
  • 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

Order Fulfillment

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