Optimizing Staff to Increase Throughput
CONCEPT DESIGN, ENGINEERING
PeakLogix helped Merit Medical replace its single order pick to paper process with advanced technology to optimize staff and increase throughput.
Merit Medical experienced heavy growth and needed to expand their storage capacity and improve their current pick by paper system. They aimed to double the volume of orders picked and shipped in a given day while maintaining current staffing levels, improving efficiency, and allowing for anticipated growth.
Picking by paper for each individual order was upgraded to batch picking using voice pick technology. Narrow aisle handstack racking was designed using wire guidance to optimize space without limiting forklift mobility. A put wall was implemented to redirect odd sized items and consolidate orders. Print and apply technology was integrated with the system along with an accumulation conveyor to aid in shipping efficiency. The project took approximately 5 months to design, install and commission with minimal disruption to the existing operations.
- RDS software by Numina Group was integrated with the client’s existing WMS (Oracle) to allow for voice picking technology
- Integrated print and apply technology from Numina Group that bookends the order fulfillment
- Installed 24V MDR technology from TGW with 36” accumulation zones; the infeed conveyor feeds 3 separate lines