X2 Computing, Chantilly, Va., released Mobile Picking, a new order fulfillment software solution. Developed by Tlantic, a European developer of software solutions forX2 computing mobile solutions the retail sector, Mobile Picking enhances the efficiency of the product picking process and delivers potential productivity gains of 30-50%.

The Tlantic Mobile Picking solution automates the planning process and determines the order in which products are picked by using store planograms and a flexible range of criteria, including picking zones for fresh, frozen or chilled, storage times, weight and delivery slots. Flexible process management tools enable it to be quickly and easily reconfigured to take account of updated store planograms or changing demands.

Picking staff equipped with tablet or handheld computers are presented with the current orders to be fulfilled. Within the software, every product is accompanied by a picture, which makes it quicker and easier to identify the correct item and reduce the incidence of picking errors. Products are scanned as they are picked and, when not immediately available, recommended substitutes are automatically presented in the event of stock outs. The software also allows staff to undertake product picking for multiple orders in different parts of the store for subsequent consolidation prior to delivery.

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