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Manifest Pick Verification

Automating manifest pick verification with computer vision

Manifest picklists are the source of truth for every order picking mission.  The picking manifest tells what, where, and how many items are to be included in each order.  If the manifest is not followed than picking productivity suffers, customer orders are delayed and potentially fulfilled incorrectly.  Manifest pick verification solutions from Vimaan ensure that items are easily found, quantities are correct, and orders are fulfilled faster than ever.

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Successful and efficient pick missions ensure continued warehouse throughput and expedient customer order fulfillment

Manifest pick missions typically follow one of three types of approaches:

  • Batch Picking – best used for picking a large quantity of the same popular item(s) at one time.  This entails Associates picking the same item for every order on the manifest, which restricts the amount of travel necessitated by the picker.
  • Zone Picking – as the name implies, pickers are assigned to specific areas of the warehouse and handle only specific times found in their allocated zone.  This also limits the amount of travel required of the picker.
  • Pick to Order – the most common type of order picking, involves individual pick missions as dictated by the manifest.  This can be seen as the least efficient process for order picking and is most susceptible to the wrong items or quantities being selected, in addition to impacting overall picker productivity.

While pick to order missions are widely used, they are also the most susceptible to item fulfillment failures.

Near Real-Time Verification of Picked Orders

Mounted on MHE PickTRACK vision sensors provide near real-time manifest picklist verification

Vimaan helps keep tabs on your inventory the moment it enters your warehouse to the second it leaves.  DockTRACK sensors scan incoming inventory and verify both SKUs and quantities with the WMS (or other system of record). Mounted on MHE, PickTRACK guides Drivers to the right put-away locations and validates item placement.  Additionally, StorTRACK conducts routine cycle counting to audit and verify goods locations.

All of these Vmaan solutions help ensure that warehouses maintain high inventory accuracies and know exactly where to find specific goods.  However the final and most important step entails ensuring Order Pickers select the right SKUs and quantities.  As orders are picked and assembled, Vimaan delivers near real-time verification of orders that have been picked successfully as well as orders that have not. PickTRACK sensors mounted on MHE allow Pickers to scan each item as it’s picked.   PickTRACK not only tracks item SKUs, but also item quantities.  Vimaan alerts warehouses when orders are wrong and/or incomplete before the picking mission is complete, ensuring that the right items are collected for fast and efficient order fulfillment. 

Featured Manifest Pick Verification Enabler

ViewDECK Inventory Visualization

All VIMAAN solutions transmit scanned inventory data to the ViewDECK web application for near real-time analysis. ViewDECK is an intuitive tool that allows you to easily search. All ViewDECK data is automatically transmitted to your WMS; ensuring you have the most up to date view of your inventory. Learn more about inventory visualization with ViewDECK.

WHAT IS INVENTORY ACCURACY… AND WHY 3pLs and brands need to care

Manifest order picking verification ensures customer orders are picked correctly the first time, while improving overall picking productivity.

Inventory accuracy is a challenge in almost every warehouse we walk into, and the reasons behind the inaccuracies vary. Understanding the truth behind your inventory involves not just cycle counting of stored inventory but also accurate tracking of inventory movement and reconciling it in near real time against your WMS. 


Order Picking Verification Resources

Vimaan Order Picking Verification Solutions


InMaterial Handling Equipment integrated, precise real-time put away/picking inventory location tracking and order picking verification

DockTRACK Parcel

Scans, Tracks and INSPECTS High Volume Packages Entering and Leaving the Warehouse.

StorTRACK Ground

Ground level inventory capture and tracking, ideal for busy eCommerce operations.

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