Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Synergy launches new picking solution down South

Global provider of SaaS WMS, Synergy Logistics, will launch its latest picking solution at this year’s Logistics Link South, in Esher.

SnapPTL has been designed to enhance the power of the company’s Snapfulfil SaaS WMS, with a Pick to Light (PTL) cart, which aims to both drive pickers to the shortest walk sequence, and indicate to the picker which orders, totes, or cartons the items need to be picked into.

Synergy says this will lower the number of visits to a pick face, as well as increase accuracy.

Looking at the needs of picking teams, it focused on six design steps, to provide the easiest to use system possible.

These include; the ability to pick multiple orders at one time, variable picking totes or shipping cartons, different sizes of carts, the ability to retro fit the PTL harness to existing carts, lightweight and rapid charge Lithium Ion battery technology, and multi zone picking functions.

“Ecommerce businesses require a highly adaptable WMS to support high-volume- they can now add the PTL cart to this, to allow ‘hands free’ picking and highly visible stock deposits into picking cartons/totes quickly and cost effectively,” said commercial director, Gavin Clark.

“With SnapPTL there is no longer a trade-off between shipment accuracy and a ‘hands free’ picking environment.”

Co-located with the new Port to Shelf Exhibition, Logistics Link South will be taking place on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February 2014, at Sandown Park Racecourse.

Industry professionals from Hotel Chocolat, British Telecom, and Toshiba have already confirmed their visit to the show- presenting the ideal networking opportunity for a range of organisations.

Senior logistics and supply chain members of staff from Jordans Cereals, Samsung, Caffe Nero Group, Barclays, Johnson & Johnson, Halfords, Spirit Pub Company, and Jaeger, will also be attending the event.

Attendees will get the chance to put their (imaginary) football boots on for a live penalty shootout with Dynamic Storage Systems, who will be hosting a competition at its stand, to highlight its total project management capabilities.

DSS specialises in the design, supply, and installation of ultra-efficient storage and warehouse solutions.

It is currently working with firms, such as Coca Cola, New Look Retailers, Greene King, and Travis Perkins.

“Customers can rely on our proven expertise in a comprehensive range of systems and products from racking and shelving to mezzanine floors, live storage and automation equipment,” said managing director, Howard Gillard.

“And in this World Cup year, we thought it would be a good idea to let people know that our wide experience means they are in safe hands.”

Warehouse management system provider Access Group will also be present at the exhibition, to discuss its latest research.

Access Group recently conducted a survey of 132 warehouse operators, across manufacturers, wholesalers, and 3PL warehouse service providers.

The results were collected by Redshift Research for Access’ recent whitepaper, Space and stock: the financial frontier.

They revealed that many businesses without WMS are missing out on a “relatively easy” route to reduced cost and improved service, because they are unable to optimise stock levels and space usage.

“The survey highlights that regardless of size, companies need to go far beyond their current thinking to discover the benefits of optimised stock and warehouse space,” said supply chain divisional sales manager for Access Group, Rob Hodgson.

Visitors will find Access Group on stand 69.