|Modern Materials Handling Looks at Pcdata USA Pick Cart
By Thomas R. Cutler
Pcdata USA’s, a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation, was featured in the current issue of Modern Materials Handling. The PickCart multi-order picking solution is ideal for high stock keeping unit (SKU) count and low frequency warehouses. The innovative PickCart is equipped with route optimization software. which maximizes picking efficiency, said Antonio Rodrigues, North American sales manager for Pcdata USA’s pick control systems. “The software ensures that operators travel the shortest distance possible when filling orders,” noted Rodrigues.
According to Sara Pearson Specter, author of the article, “Using pick-to-light modules, the cart can handle up to 50 orders. It can be deployed as a stand-alone solution or combined with other picking technologies. Easily integrated with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management system (WMS) software, the cart’s software is fully customizable. The software runs on any Windows-based computer, using standard wireless network protocols. It does not require dedicated servers or complex network infrastructure.”
Rodrigues commented, “Additionally, our control software includes a navigation view that shows each cart’s location on a graphical, overhead schematic of a warehouse, or picking zone—however management wants to configure the cart system. The hardware can be applied to as many different cart configurations and sizes as required, either in new installations or as a retrofit to an existing cart fleet.”
The PickCart was featured at Modex 2014 last week in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow showcased the latest manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. To read the entire article, go to: http://www.mmh.com/article/pcdata_offers_pick_cart_with_route_optimization_software_cuts_operator_trav.
Modern Materials Handling reaches the largest and most highly qualified audience of executives, distribution center professionals, and engineers involved in buying/specifying materials handling equipment and services. The communications company delivers an estimated audience of over 120,000 individuals through our web site, email newsletters, printed magazines, online webcasts/conferences, and market-defining research.
Pcdata USA, has more than six hundred systems successfully installed in more than thirty countries worldwide, and offers affordable customized and out-of-the-box solutions.
Pcdata USA (www.pcdatausa.com) provides a different type of Pick to Light because unlike expensive picking solutions that require lengthy implementations, PickStar, PickCart and Distrib XE are quick one-day installations. Follow Pcdata USA on Twitter @pcdatausa.
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