4 reasons why an
independent put-to-light consultant
1. A pick to light system can be VERY expensive
IF put-to-light is the right solution for YOUR picking area, then how
many slots should be full P2L, how many partial P2L and how many some other technology
such as P2L carousels or RF picking for the slower moving items.
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
put to light 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.
Why not call or Email Art at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a good time for a free phone consultation.
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.
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.