Lightning Pick’s Put-to-Light Solution Deployed at Marshall Retail Group Distribution Center

Marshall Retail Put-to-Light Article on MMH

Modern Materials Handling cover Marshall RetailMatthews Automation Solutions’ brand Lightning Pick is featured as part of Modern Materials Handling magazine’s January 2016 cover story on the new distribution center (DC) that Marshall Retail Group (MRG) opened in Las Vegas last August. The article, “Marshall Retail Group: Big throughput in a small space,” describes how the compact, 64,000 square foot facility serves 160 retail storefronts and kiosks at casinos and airports in 12 states, the District of Columbia and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Among the various automated equipment in use, MRG’s Esther Diedrich, director of distribution (pictured on the magazine cover at right), notes that the LP Put put-to-light mezzanine system has created a more ergonomic environment than the company’s previous, paper-based DC—reducing turnover. As described in the article, the LP Put system functions as follows:

Put-to-light: Regardless of the starting point, once a tote arrives in a zone, an associate scans the license plate bar code label on the tote. Each store in the system has a put-to-light location that holds a reusable tote for local stores or a shipping carton for stores in other regions. Lights indicate which locations get items from that tote and in what quantity.

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