Automobile Assembly Line Kitting & Sequencing

Simple, Affordable Batch Kitting with Sequencing

Lights and voice tell where to pick from bays and where to put on transport vehicle. Kit parts seamlessly while picking.

FastFetch’s batch picking solution combines the best features of pick-to-light, put-to-light, voice, and wireless barcode scanning technologies into a single cart-based solution that yields significant increases in both the speed and accuracy of piece picking.

System Overview

  • Voice guides the picker through the picking process.
  • Optional lights on product bays highlight pick locations and display pick quantities.
  • Optional lights on the cart highlight put locations and put quantities.
  • Wireless barcode scanning is an alternative to light-directed picking to confirm that the right product was picked.
  • The entire process is orchestrated by a tablet PC without the need for continuous connectivity to a host computer.

Features

  • Inexpensive hardware: Uses only an inexpensive tablet PC to control all picking
  • Secure: Can operate on the assembly line with or without a Wi-Fi connection
  • Simple: No interface to WMS or ERP required since scan of 2D barcode on run sheet (pick list) provides all picking data requirements
  • Clustered Batch Picking/Putting: Workers are directed to retrieve the same SKU for multiple orders, significantly reducing walking time
  • Distributed Operation: Unlike conventional pick-to-light systems, requires no expensive, central computer to control lights
  • Configurable: User interface is dynamically built, based on type of cart used
  • Administrative functions enable supervisors to configure work cells and program operational parameters
  • Flexible: Allows a mix of lighted and non-lighted locations on carts and bays. Can operate with only a tablet PC and no lights.
  • Affordable: ROI payback period is usually between 6 and 12 months

Benefits

  • Fast: With optional lights on picking/cart locations workers easily find the right location with flashing lights and pick accurately
  • Accurate: Scanning ensures correct products are picked and placed into correct sequence locations on cart
  • Sequencing: Keeps parts sequenced consistent with cars on the assembly line
  • Batch Picking: Enables picking for multiple cars on the assembly line with one trip through the picking area
  • Reduces training time: Easy to operate by new workers, including those who are visually or hearing impaired

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