What is a Pick Module?
A pick module system or warehouse pick module is a multi-level, engineered system comprised of a variety of storage mediums designed to move SKUs throughout a fulfillment operation. These systems utilize several space-saving solutions to store SKUs according to throughput.
By examining the total SKUs within your warehouse and analyzing slow-movers, medium-movers, and fast-movers, you are able to determine the perfect combination of storage mediums to assign each SKU to its optimal position (or slot).
In a high-performing order picking operation, pick module systems use a combination of static shelving, tilted pick shelving, high-density storage, carton flow, pallet flow, and conveyors. Implementing these solutions properly creates maximum order picking efficiency and increases SKU density.
Pick Module System Benefits
Pick module systems are strategically designed to improve overall performance within an order fulfillment operation. A highly effective pick module aims to optimize the cubic space within a warehouse to minimize the amount of time order pickers spend searching for and picking SKUs to fulfill orders.
The ultimate goal of any fulfillment operation is to increase speed while driving down costs, and a thoughtfully designed warehouse pick module is a significant part of achieving that goal.
The use of a warehouse pick module is beneficial to operations across several different industries including:
Optimize Your Pick Module With UNEX
UNEX designs engineered-to-order space-saving solutions that are highly effective within a multitude of pick modules. Implementing UNEX order picking solutions within a warehouse pick module increases throughput and pick rates while decreasing mispicks and improving ergonomics at the point of pick.
Customized to meet the needs of a variety of applications, UNEX offers solutions such as dynamic pallet flow, carton flow tracks, high-density storage systems, mobile order picking carts, and more.
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UNEX Pick Module Solutions
UNEX manufactures engineered-to-order space optimization solutions that allow fulfillment operations to design the perfect pick module system. With the right combination of UNEX products, you can create a multi-level system that condenses and organizes SKUs to enhance overall productivity within your operation.
Maximize space within your facility and reduce search and travel time with a system designed by the space optimization experts at UNEX.
Increase SKU Density
UNEX’s carton flow system, SpanTrack, is ideal for medium-moving SKUs. This innovative carton flow solution drops into existing pallet rack to create a robust flow system for any operation. Whether you’re looking for full-width roller lanes, universal wheel beds, or a combination of both, SpanTrack can maximize space within your facility and increase throughput up to 150% compared to picking from a pallet.
Implementing a SpeedCell high-density storage system is ideal for the slow-moving SKUs within your operation. A necessary part of any order picking operation, high-density storage solutions like SpeedCell can increase storage density up to 60% and reduce labor costs up to 40%. SpeedCell can be installed into an existing pallet rack to transform vacant flue space into highly efficient storage space within your facility.