Here’s how to get the most out of your pick-to-light investment.
Equipment Report | Pick-to-Light
By Susan K. Lacefield
May 1, 2009
You know that pick-to-light technology can boost picking accuracy and accelerate throughput. But times are tight, and these systems aren’t cheap. How can you make sure you’ll see a quick return on your investment?
With most technologies, the answer is simply to go out and find as many applications for the new system as possible. But that’s not the case with pick to light. In fact, order fulfillment experts—including some who sell pick-to-light equipment—strongly advise against it. With pick to light, they say, the key is to use the technology selectively, reserving it for applications that meet very specific criteria (and finding alternate picking methods—like radio frequency (RF), voice, or even paper—for those that don’t).