RedLine Solutions, Santa Clara, Calif., included a new paperless picking function to its RedLine Cooler warehouse management software for grower-shippers.
This new function eliminates the need for a printed pick list, which saves forklift drivers time going to the office to collect their next job. The system operates on rugged mobile computers and increases picking speed and accuracy, optimizes stock rotation and eliminates shipping errors by instantly validating each picked product against its associated order.
The new option, called “Dispatch Loader,” enables the office to assign and push an order directly to a particular driver’s mobile computer. The system can also queue available orders and notify all drivers that new orders are waiting. Any driver can then accept a new order on their mobile computer, and start working without the need for a printed picklist.
“Dispatcher Loader” also allows multiple staff members to work on a single order. If the order is not completed for any reason, it can be returned to and finished later by another driver.
The driver can also configure the system to display a list of the most suitable product for each order, saving time and assuring optimum stock rotation. Once the driver scans the selected pallet, the system re-checks that the pallet matches the order requirement.