KNAPP started a project to develop a Visual Manual Picking system. Picking is a basic warehousing process and has an important influence on productivity and customer satisfaction. It consists of taking and collecting items in a specified quantity and order before shipment to satisfy customers orders. This makes order picking one of the most controlled logistic processes.
Vision Manual Picking is a visual, paperless picking system that can be used in a variety of ways, opening new dimensions in terms of mobility, flexibility and quality. Visual Manual Picking includes a sturdy headset with an integrated camera and augmented reality technology especially designed for intralogistics.
Fast, simple and accurate picking with Vision Manual Picking:
- Items and items data (e.g. 1D and 2D codes) captured simply by looking at them
- Vision Manual Picking displays the information for each step of work directly in the user’s field of vision
- Navigation system guides the user along the quickest route to the item
- One last look: Vision Manual Picking checks the completed orders
Working intuitively with Visual Manual Picking means that new employees need a lot less training. Vision Manual Picking is also easy to integrate into the existing software landscape. Zero defect strategies can be applied in manual picking areas with the help of innovative technology for image recognition and processing. KiSoft Pack Master, which calculates the packing arrangement for pallets and roll containers, and Visual Manual Picking make a great team. Vision Manual Picking is therefore truly in sync with KNAPP’s zero defect philosophy.
For a special customer application, the Visual Manual Picking system had to be adapted and developed further. For this purpose, a lot of research work was necessary. KNAPP found in Serengeti a reliable partner for the support in this innovative and challenging project.