In cooperation with the Osnabrück-based start-up Symbic Hellman has developed “Logistic Lights” – an innovative alternative to the pick-by-light technology previously used for order picking. Instead of providing each shelf compartment with pick-by-light technology as was customary up to now, with “Logistic Lights”, only one single mobile spot is installed for picking which can record any number of storage locations. By scanning the article with the MDE or finger scanner, the spot knows which of the carton locations to illuminate, so that order pickers can see at a glance where to sort the item. In addition to intuitive operation, the system, which can be recalibrated within minutes, is highly flexible.
Average Time Saving of Five Seconds
Symbic has invented “Logistic Lights” especially for use in contract logistics. As part of a pilot project, the test phase at the global logistics service provider Hellmann began during the Christmas period. In the pilot phase, Hellmann already recorded an average time saving of around five seconds per pick by the use of “Logistic Lights”.
“The system is simple, but effective. In addition, the results speaks for themselves: The equally flexible and intuitive application increases our employee efficiency and satisfaction. “Logistic Lights” are a great alternative to classic “pick-by-light” and “put-to-light” systems,” explains Robert Bommers, COO, Contract Logistics at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.
Symbic Managing Director Achim Hendriks adds, “Right from the start, our goal was to improve both efficiency and ergonomics in the process. Thanks to the application-oriented cooperation with the logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and its expertise in contract logistics, we were able to develop a customized product that impresses with its ease of use. The savings of an average of five seconds per pick even exceeded our original expectations.”
You can experience “Logistic Lights” at the BMWi joint stand at LogiMAT 2019 from 19.02.-21.02. in Stuttgart (Hall 2, Stand B11L).