Caja Robotics’ solution is a goods-to-person solution. Most of the work is done by our cloud-based software and our robots -Lift and Cart. At the endpoint of this process, machines and human workers are collaborating. Our variety of workstation options that are positioned at the endpoints are designed to achieve the maximum efficiency of this collaboration. Workstations are also customizable for warehouse-specific processing needs.
The Sync Pack-Check is used mainly for medium-slow runners when only a single or a few items of the SKU are needed in the near future. This is mainly common for eCommerce and 3PL operations.
At the Pack-Check workstation, there will be a line of Cart robots carrying bins and waiting for their turn to be picked. Once the Cart robot arrives at the Pack-Check, it will lift the bin for the picker’s convenience. Once the picker scans the items from the bin, the Put-to-Light system will turn a light on at the right location at the put wall. Once the item is placed in the order bin and the light is pressed, the Cart robot will take the bin away and move to its next task, while the next Cart robot advances to the Pack-Check.
Replenishment /Returns /Bins-Consolidation Stations
These stations are used for daily operations that help improve warehouse optimization and organization. The stations can be separate or combined. The stations are built as shelves, with a customized number of locations fitting the volume of the warehouse operation. The stations are equipped with a Put-to-Light system to make the process as simple and intuitive as possible for the worker.
Replenishment / recall / consolidation
This workstation is the gate for the inbound process of the warehouse, and the process of warehouse optimization begins here. Once the goods arrive on pallets at the warehouse the workers decant the boxes from the pallets.
The workers open each bin and scan its contents, which inputs the SKU into the WHM system. The bin does not need replacing, as Caja’s solution can handle all bin materials and a variety of bin sizes. The bin is placed in the right location on the shelves using our Put-to-Light system. The Lift robot will be notified when a bin is waiting for replenishment and will arrive to pick it up and place it in the optimized location for the SKU. These stations support multi-SKU bins.
These workstations can also handle recalls and consolidations.
Make the returns process as simple and as fast as possible – the items are scanned, entered into a multiple SKU box and replenished as is.
The bin consolidation process is a key element in warehouse optimization. In this process, two or more bins are merged into one bin. Caja’s smart software will recognize the possibility for optimization by consolidating bins with a low number of items.
This process is supported for single-SKU bins and even for multi-SKU bins emptying a location in the warehouse to enable more bin allocation.
The Put-Walls are located at all Pack-Checks. These are shelves located behind the picker, with locations for bins. The number of locations in each Putt-Wall is determined by the warehouse order volume.
An order box is located in each location of the Put-Wall, and a Put-to-Light system is applied for every Put-Wall. Once an order box is filled to completion by the picker, the box is pulled from the other side of the shelf and prepared for delivery.
A Put-to-Light system is installed to make the process of the workstations as fast, intuitive, and error-free as possible. The Put-to-Light is installed at all the workstations, from the Replenishment to the Pack-Check.
Caja’s software is synchronized with the Put-to-Light and can tell the worker where to put an item, where to take an item from, which bins to consolidate, and where to put an entire bin for consolidating purposes.
This system has proven its ability to lower order errors to nearly zero.
The dashboard is the screen located in the Pack-Checks. On the dashboard, the pickers get updates, instructions, and other fully customized information.
Each warehouse can decide what kind of information will appear on the dashboard, from daily or hourly order lines fulfilled to picking instructions – making the picking process as efficient as possible.