Pick modules can be single or multi-level rack structures that are used to store inventory and pick items for order fulfillment. While the main component of a pick module is racking, pick modules may be made up of various rack types including pallet, carton flow, or shelving. Pick modules can hold a number of storage locations and SKUs, from hundreds to thousands.
Pick modules are versatile. Large distribution centers often have several multi-level pick modules with specialized levels, they can also feature entire specialized pick modules set up to handle a specific type of product, or they can be configured for a specific type of rack.
In other situations, companies start with a smaller, pilot pick module concept to gain confidence and proof of the productivity and efficiency benefits. This can be expanded or adjusted at a later date.
To help achieve greater efficiency, Bastian Solutions’ Exacta intralogistics software integrates directly into your existing host systems through Exacta WES or WCS software solutions for important order information. As orders are processed, Exacta sends updates back either in real-time as each pick is completed or in batches as individual orders are completed. Detailed operator metrics are displayed through reporting tools in Exacta.