VARGO has introduced a new social distancing feature to its COFE continuous order fulfillment execution system. For large volume sites, COFE’s algorithms and AI functionality can now be specifically programmed to create a process where only one person is working in the same pick aisle at a time, keeping workers a minimum of one per pick aisle, or 8 feet apart, in the picking areas.
This feature can help fulfillment centers maintain high productivity and high worker safety protocols at the same time. Often, social distancing slows down workflows in order to keep workers spaced apart. But the new COFE function automates the distancing so that it integrates into the overall workflow. For example, if there is one worker in a specific aisle, COFE will send multiple picks to that employee to maximize the time they spend in that pick aisle.
The social distancing feature is available for large-volume warehouse sites.