East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/25/2015 -- Europe's largest retailer of vitamins and herbal food supplements again chose Pcdata, to modernize and expand their pick-to-light order handling system at their main United Kingdom Burton on Trent distribution center. The same pick-to-light technology is being used by customers in North America via Pcdata USA. Pcdata was profiled in Material Handling & Logistics.
The pick-to-light system is used to select orders for single items for their stores, whereas they use voice picking for the simpler picking of web orders and bulk picking (large items and full cartons). The Pcdata solution has the advantage that it can be implemented onto older existing racking. With in-depth knowledge of the Holland & Barrett operation, Pcdata optimized their processes at the same time upgrading Distrib PTL, the order picking software, to the latest version with a view to handling their plans for future growth. The number of picking zones was expanded from 24 to 28 with the capacity to handle almost 4000 SKU's at single item level, up from their previous level of 3300 different items.
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Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings; the results: increase customer satisfaction, increase ability to supply products, and process transparency. Traditional picking methods are one of highest expenses when operating a warehouse. Pcdata USA lowers that cost through leading edge Pick-to-light systems. Unlike implementation products, the easy installation solution is resulting in huge product growth throughout North America.
About Pcdata USA
Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was recently named a Finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product: SmartGlass AR (Augmented Reality). The award winners will be announced at the MHI 70th Anniversary Celebration on March 25. Pcdata USA was also recently recognized with the 2014 Best of East Granby Award in the Professional Services category by the East Granby Award Program.
Pcdata USA offers affordable out-of-the-box warehouse optimization solutions. Contact Pcdata USA at 855-844-1086.
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