Split case or “less than full carton” picking areas are the least efficient areas of the distribution center. The man-hours consumed per order are the highest in the entire warehouse. Careful consideration of the methods employed for your carton handling will allow you to maximize your profits. TUKU Overhead Conveyors can help in this regard. A centralized carton building area combined with a TUKU carton delivery system will allow your order pickers to concentrate on picking. The carton delivery system can be conveniently located directly over your picking conveyors and can be routed through all levels of your picking modules.
Maintaining a profitable and efficient order picking operation is a challenge especially in labor-intensive split case or piece picking operations. TUKU Conveyor System is an efficient and effective solution. The modular conveyor can be installed above your picking areas to transport and route empty totes or cartons smoothly through all the pick aisles reducing worker time, motion and space. Empty carton lines can be routed around the carton constructing area or case erector to keep a steady flow of cartons to pick areas. As an added benefit, carriers can also be used to carry away trash/dunnage from the pick areas.