Anatomy of a Pick Module
March 29, 2021
When it comes to finding a time-saving solution for picking and packing in your warehouse or distribution center, a pick module can become the solution that makes all the difference. You want to ensure that your business runs as smoothly as possible, and this is no more true than it is inside your warehouse or distribution center.
Fulfilling every order, you have can become an overwhelming process that takes up too much time without having the right equipment. Today, we wanted to look at what a pick module is, the benefits of purchasing and using one in your facility, as well as the impact one can have on your space utilization.
What is a pick module?
Utilizing a pick module in your warehouse or distribution center allows your business to manage your products' fast-paced order fulfillment. When you're using a pick module, you'll be taking a streamlined approach to picking that will help reduce errors and improve your facility's efficiency.
A pick module is not the name for a single piece of equipment but rather for an entire system made up of multiple pieces of equipment that create the pick module. One of the great things about using a pick module is its ability to be shaped and customized to fit within the space you have available in your facility. A warehouse pick module consists of some essential pieces, such as:
All of your warehouse pick modules' components work together seamlessly to create a time-saving equipment system within your facility.
What are the benefits of using a pick module in your warehouse?
When it comes to installing a pick module in your warehouse or distribution center, you want to know that you're maximizing its full potential. And to do that, you need to know ahead of time what some of the benefits are for your company.
Effective Picking & Packing
If you're not using a pick module within your warehouse, you understand how many times there are mistakes in the picking and packing of products. It means that your employees have to walk throughout your entire warehouse to pick the products to fulfill every order on their order sheet.
Using a pick module in your warehouse saves time while increasing the efficiency of every order. This is because your workers aren't having to walk the floor to find every product. But instead, forklifts bring pallet loads of products right to the pick module. Your workers sort through the products and pull the ones they need as the products move along the conveyors through every module. Every pallet is broken down to carton-size on one level, then sent down to the next for pickers to pull the items they need to fulfill their order sheet. This leads us to the next benefit…
When you're not needing your pickers to walk the length of your warehouse up and down every aisle to fulfill an order sheet, you're saving immense amounts of time. Every fulfillment could take up to 20 minutes or more for each sheet. With a warehouse pallet rack system, you save time with every picker working on your pick module.
When you look at it more closely, that adds up quite quickly and translates into savings for your business.
Utilizing a pick module means that you'll be able to have more storage space within your warehouse. The footprint on your warehouse floor of a pick module can be designed to be as small or as big as you want. Having more room for products means more orders that you can fulfill using your new pick module system.
Save Warehouse Space
Creating and designing your warehouse pick module means that you're able to do it in such a way that leads to saving warehouse space. Whether you want to use that dedicated space for another pick module, adding more storage, or whatever needs you to have with a pick module, you'll have room for it.
Why You Should Choose American Surplus!
Pick modules help your business streamline the entire order fulfillment process from beginning to end. Whatever type of pick module system you're interested in, American Surplus can help. We have the highest quality used pick module system components and equipment ready to help your warehouse run smoother, faster and create more room for more products to sell to your customers!
Whatever your needs are for your warehouse, American Surplus has high-quality warehouse storage and material handling equipment that can handle your needs. Call us today at (800) 876-3736 and our specialists will help you identify the best system for your warehouse operations. American Surplus Inc. even offers full CAD Service to provide our customers with the ability to fully realize their new storage solution before installation begins.Request a Quote