Pick to Light &  Paperless Picking Consulting

4 reasons why an independent pick-to -light consultant may be right for you.

1. A pick to light system can be VERY expensive
For its size, a pick to light system can be one of the most expensive warehouse productivity purchases you will ever make. Prices of $300 per pick slot and up are common. Systems can easily cost over one million dollars!

2 Who else but an independent consultant can give advice you can trust?
Every manufacturer of pick to light (P2L) systems will tell you theirs is the best, what else would they say? Many material handling "consultants" are really integrators who get a kick-back or a commitment of future jobs in return recommending a  P2L 'partner' company.

3. Is pick to light REALLY right for your application?

IF Pick-to-light is the right solution for YOUR picking area, then how many slots should be full pick to light, how many partial P2L and how many some other technology such as pick to light carousels or RF picking for the slower moving items.

4. To prepare an RFQ and Approved Vendor List

Just which brand of equipment and software would be best for your unique requirement? What should be contained in a request for quote (RFQ) and which companies are qualified to bid on your proposed system. Unless you have a really qualified P2L expert on your in-house staff (very unlikely) then retaining an independent expert is certain to save you a great deal of time and money in making the right P2L decision.

What is the next step?


Why not give Art Avery a call and discuss your potential project now. There is no cost or obligation for the call and it may save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even better, Art may be able to recommend a more appropriate and less expensive technology, if that is what your situation requires.

 

Art's short history of pick to light

My 1st system at Revlon Cosmetics.

Starting at the dawn of personal computers, I designed my first pick to light system for Revlon using a then state-of-the-art Cromemco micro computer and parts purchased from electronic catalogs. It was designed to cost a fraction of the cost of a Kingway CAPS system and, perhaps surprisingly, it actually worked.

The Interroll Picktron System

Since the first system actually worked, I then was retained as a consultant with Interroll Engineering in Germany to design and built a much more advanced system based on the new IBM PC. The first test application was at a giant German drug distributor and the product was then introduced at the annual Messe fair in Hanover and had a successful run for several years in applications throughout Europe.

The Rapistan RapidPick2 system

In the mid 90's I was the chief pick to light application engineer for the largest conveyor company in the US. I designed and engineered systems for companies in the US and Europe including Xerox, 7 Eleven, Mary Kay, Eagle Clothes, Allied Electronics, Motorola,  and Amway.

 

If you don't find what you need, 
Ask Art aavery@gmail.com 

 

Some Recent Testimonials
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"Hi Art, you are very welcome for the references. You may not know this but we RAVE about the suggestions you made to us for our "Distribution Center", and how right your suggestions were…" Dan G., Pres., Pipersville, PA.

 

 

"I look forward to having you involved for our DC implementation plan and in future endeavors as well. Your input was extremely valuable to us". Brent T., President Jacksonville, FL

 

 

"This move is incredibly difficult - I would never have been able to do this without all your great help"! Dave W., Owner, Chicago, IL.

 

 

"First I wanted to say that all your suggestions work great!  Thanks so much.  Secondly, in the later part of May, we will be moving out of our current facility into a new one.  I was wondering if I gave you the layout could you draw up a design.  You told me if there were ever changes, just ask for a new layout, so here I am.  Thanks a lot!"  Bob V., Owner, New Kensington, PA

 

 

"I know it has been a while, but we finally signed on a new building, and are looking at a mid July move.  We have three dock highs, and two roll ups.  Please do your magic and lay out the floor space.  Thanks."  Rami R., Owner, Chatsworth, CA

 

 

"The renovation is going great.  The large shelving is all moved and the small shelving is about 75% in its new location.  A company is coming in Tuesday to build the new shelving...then we can start to relocate all the product.  Thanks for all the help."  Jeff L., Operations Manager, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

 

"We've received the final report, thanks for the summary of findings and the recommendations.  What was most valuable for us was the process of getting to the goal and the discussions around it…  Thanks again for your help…Joachim S., Systems Manager, New York, NY

 

 

 "I'm proud to say that our first day of production in our new location was March 6.   Thank you for your work on our behalf.  Looks like we got off to a fine start in the warehouse and picking areas.  It's always a pleasure hearing from you."  Charlie T., Project Manager, Amityville, NY

 

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