Matthews Automation Solutions’ Lightning Pick increases speed, accuracy and efficiency for order picking, kitting, sorting, assembly and other material handling tasks. Matthews Lightning Pick is the premier suite of light-directed technologies in North America, offering best-of-breed pick-to-light, put walls, pack-to-light, picking carts and other automated picking systems. Leading brands leverage Lightning Pick applications to optimize their omnichannel order fulfillment operations.

Modern Materials Handling Cover January 2021

Modern Materials Handling Features New Footwear Distribution Center Utilizing Matthews Automation Solutions

Caleres, home of several global footwear brands, is profiled in MMH’s January cover story. Their state-of-the-art, omnichannel distribution center utilizes Lightning Pick put walls from Matthews Automation Solutions to sort pairs of shoes for mixed case orders. Read how flexible automation like Lightning Pick enables Caleres to successfully manage changes in order volume between channels.

Lightning Pick Featured in Modern Materials Handling Article on the Evolution of Pick-to-Light

Modern Materials Handling has interviewed Matthews Automation Solutions’ Dave Remsing for their September 2020 issue, “Pick-to-Light’s Evolution”. This article focuses on light-directed systems for order fulfillment, including trends on using pick-to-light, put-to-light and new technology combinations for maximum efficiency.

Pick to Light order picking systems

E-commerce order fulfillment

Retail store order replenishment

Returns processing

Secondary batch pick sortation



Order consolidation

Track & trace validation

Error proofing

Parts picking

Kanban assembly

Line sequencing



Third-Party Logistics and Fulfillment (3PL and 3PF)

Omnichannel Retail

E-commerce & Direct-to-Consumer




Direct marketing

Grocery & Convenience

Computers, Mobile Technologies & Electronics

Health & Beauty

Vitamins & Nutraceuticals


Food and Beverage


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