Learn 3They say, “You learn something new every day.”  You’ve probably heard it a hundred times before, maybe more, but isn’t it true?  Even for those of us on the job a very long time. It’s certainly the case for the Mallard team; we get the opportunity to learn something new with each customer and every project we have the privilege of working on. And we hope our customers learn a few things from us too! This recent pick module project is a perfect example …

The Challenge:

A national discount department store retailer wanted to improve order fulfillment efficiencies for high volume each-pick orders using a “put” system vs. a traditional case-pick application. They needed to create a quick and ergonomic way to pick these items and transfer the completed tote orders to the takeaway conveyor.

 Dyna-Flo Carton Flow Pick Module

The Solution:

  • Inbound conveyor brings boxes containing single SKU, high volume items to the center of the module.
  • Cartons are scanned for each-pick distribution to appropriate totes located on Dyna-Flo carton flow shelving
  • Light bars on carton flow shelf (not yet installed in above photo) indicate which totes to “put” the items.
  • Once the tote order is complete it is pushed up the Dyna-Flo tracks onto a center takeaway conveyor
  • Totes are consolidated and palletized for store distribution

 Dyna-Flo Carton Flow Advantages vs. Shelving or Skate Wheel:

  • Wheeled tracks provide a more efficient and ergonomic means to push totes to conveyor
  • Full wheel bed shelf allows flexibility to use different or varying totes sizes
  • Dyna-Flo is more affordable than skate wheel solutions

Call the experts at Mallard with your next gravity flow, pallet flow or carton flow challenge – together we’ll create a custom solution that solves the problem and improves efficiency.

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