Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Mag distributor installs pick to light system

Worldwide Magazine Distribution has installed a pick to light system.

The existing pick and pack operation had 162 SKU locations across six packing stations but was proving to be too slow and not able to cope with the high volume.

Diamond Phoenix’s Directpick is a wireless pick to light system that can be reconfigured between one to eight pick zones at any point to accommodate workload.

Operations manager Martin Burton said: “Since the implementation of the system we have noticed a huge benefit, especially where we pack larger titles, and we have now extended the packing bays. We have seen a reduction in overtime on the busy weeks and 50 per cent time saving on a large and busy pack week and a 50 per cent improvement in accuracy.”