Pick modules are multi-level order fulfillment solutions that integrate a number of storage mediums, including carton flow, pallet flow, push-back and shelving with conveyor systems to create a highly productive order picking system. By consolidating picking activity and reducing travel time, pick modules save space while improving pick rates and lowering labor costs.
Advantages | Considerations:
- Improved space utilization– save up to 50% vs. selective rack
- Reduce labor costs – less travel time
- Increase pick rates – easy access to consolidated SKUs
- Increase pick locations
- Ideal for FIFO product rotation
A well-designed system combines technology with conveyor and sortation systems to move the product from in-processing through order fulfillment. Full pallets transferred from push-back, pallet flow, or pallet rack reserve storage are broken down into cartons and pieces. Items are then loaded into specially designed pick-areas to complete staging for order fulfillment. Apex will design a custom system to fit your unique inventory, space and budgetary considerations.
2-Story Pick Module Fast Tracked Due to Great Pre-planning
This multi-level pick module project was designed to be installed in stages in anticipation for growth. Check out the full project photos here.
The 2nd story deck framework was completed during the initial installation in order to fast-track the 2nd build phase as demand escalated and to avoid interrupting operations. The pick module integrates carton flow racking for cases and totes with metal shelving for slower moving SKUs. Contact the Apex team to start planning your next project right away.