Case 1 – Increase Assorting Efficiency

Before

  • Increase assorting efficiency for refrigerated/frozen goods
  • Reduce number of operators
  • Reduce shipping errors

After

Reduced shipping errors/increased work efficiency

  • Increased work efficiency
  • Reduced shipping errors
  • The system only targeted refrigerated goods at first, but within one month, the company was using it to assort frozen products as well (the learning curve is short)

Solution

Reduced shipping errors/increased work efficiency

We installed wireless light modules on roll cage trolleys to create a system for assorting by store. Frozen products are assorted in a chilled room.

Case 2 – Use of Space Effectively

Before

  • The company reached the limits of picking by list due to increased numbers of items and customers. (Total confirmation took much time, and shipping delays increased each year.)
  • Many products did not have barcodes. Also shipping errors occurred frequently.
  • The company struggled to secure permanent assorting space.

After

Our system trimmed roughly two hours from work time

  • Changing layouts by business category led to more efficient use of space and trimmed roughly two hours from work time.
  • As for products without barcodes, the use of unique product codes—which had been used originally—enabled assorting of nearly all products, which reduced shipping errors.
  • Displaying case / spiece information clarifies the number of items to be assorted.

Solution

Wireless Put to Light System

  • The layout of this wireless Put to Light Systems can be changed freely.

Case 3 : Deal with Massive Workloads

Before

  • With its offering of small quantities of a diverse array of products, Company A was unable to improve work efficiency.
  • The company receives a high volume of products with different packaging (in cases, in pieces, etc.); product management required effort.
  • Vendors deliver items at different times, creating excessive time between reception and shipping.

After

By working on five items simultaneously, each operator can process 120 cases per hour

  • Displaying case/piece information clarifies the number of items to be assorted.
  • The ability to start assorting work on items that have passed receiving inspections sharply reduces work times.
  • The ability to manage work progress in real time makes it possible to determine the optimal number of delivery trucks, which depends on the status of the work.
  • This adaptation of our system to small quantities of a diverse array of products successfully improved productivity and accuracy.

Solution

Pairing a receiving inspection system with put to light

  • We created a system that pairs receiving inspections performed with wireless handy terminals with a put to light system that makes it possible to work on five items simultaneously.