FastPic Systems’ zone handling feature of its inventory management software offers inventory control, improved productivity and ergonomics in industrial material storage and retrieval operations. The zone handling feature allows users to define zones within a warehouse or storage unit and then assign specific inventory to the defined zones.
Zone handling is different from dedicated storage. With dedicated storage a specific part is assigned to a specific location. While this maximizes control, it decreases storage density. Zone handling offers random storage within dedicated zones. Further, zones can be established within a storage unit to increase productivity.
For high throughput picking applications a horizontal carousel can be split into multiple zones: top, middle and bottom. The software can then be configured to assign all faster moving parts to the middle zone allowing the operator to be more efficient in their picking operations.