Bin-to-Light

Overview

The Skublox Integration with Skustack allows you to use the Bin-to-Light order-sorting method and empowers warehouse workers to pick order items while simultaneously sorting them onto a mobile cart, all while validating every action through the Skustack application

The process is simple – select a picklist to work on, find and scan the required product, and the corresponding location on the cart rack will light up guiding you to the right sorting spot. Once all order items are picked and sorted correctly, the slot light turns green and the order is ready to be packed. This feature also allows multiple users to simultaneously connect to the same wall and work on the same picklist.

The Bin-to-Light workflow is also available for Virtual Walls, which offer the same functionalities as a conventional light wall, without the need for hardware and cabling configuration.
To use the Bin-to-Light process, your warehouse has to be bin-enabled

Manage Bin-to-Light Walls

Following the initial wall creation, you can view and manage your Bin-to-Light walls in the Bin-to-Light section within the Skublox Hub:

  1. Navigate to the Skublox Hub portal at https://xx.hub.skublox.com (replace “xx” with your team name) or open the Skublox Hub app.
  2. Enter your login credentials.
  3. Select Walls and choose the wall you want to view.
    1. Active and ready-to-use walls have a distinct green dot indicator.
    2. A flashing red dot next to the wall’s name indicates recent activity.
    3. Virtual walls can be identified by a distinct robot icon next to their name.
    4. Telemetry information is also available, showing information about either the current device running the Skublox Controller App or the last connected device in case the wall is currently disconnected.

  4. Click on a wall name to view the Wall Details page:
    • View all related slots, their sorting status, and based on a Preference, a pill indicator of the amount of time the slot has been sorted (ready to ship). The timer is also color-coded, with cyan for seconds, blue for minutes, orange for hours, red for days, and purple for weeks and longer.
    • You can click on a specific slot to view further details: the Sorter and Shipper QR codes, associated Order IDs, Picklists, and SKUs, as well as the sorting quantities.
    • On this page, you can also see a breakdown of the number of associated slots for this wall and how many are currently empty, being sorted, or ready to ship.
  5. Click on a wall’s name to access the related options. Here you can:
    • Adjust the brightness of the slots.
    • Refresh all slot lights remotely.
    • Run light tests on the slots.
    • Restart the Skublox Controller App.
    • Turn off the Skublox Controller App.

  6. To disconnect a sorter from a wall, click on the user and select Disconnect.
  7. Hover over the Geolocation and Telemetry icons to see tooltips with additional information. If the icons are grey, the wall is currently disconnected. The icons show:
    1. A map showing the Warehouse’s location based on the Controller App’s IP Address.
    2. The current version of the connected Controller App will be shown. If it is the latest available version, a green check will appear, and a yellow lightbulb will indicate when a new one is available. Hover over the icon for a download link.
    3. The OS and Device name.
    4. Whether the device is connected to Ethernet or WiFi.

Actions

Next to the wall name, you’ll find a menu with the following Actions:

  • Assign capacity to slots – Determine the size and capacity of each wall slot. Detailed info can be found here.
  • Manage capacities – Manage the size and capacity of each wall slot. Detailed info can be found here.
  • Show cabling – In case your wall operates as a hardware one, you can use this setting to view its cabling.
  • Visualize sorting heatmap – This action allows you to visualize processed orders per employee for each slot based on their sorting colors.
  • Empty all slots – With this action, you can remove all products from all wall slots.
  • Edit – Use this action to adjust the wall’s details (e.g. name, warehouse, sorting workflow type, etc.).
  • Delete – To permanently delete a wall.

Manage Slots

When you open a Bin-to Light wall and click on a slot, you can view and manage specific slot information:

  • Click on a SKU to open the product in the Skustack Admin.
  • Click on an Order # to view the order’s details in the Skustack Admin.
  • Click Flash slot to help an employee locate the slot on the wall.
  • Click Cancel pending scan to cancel the pending scan.
  • Empty the slot by clicking Empty slot (requires security PIN).
  • You can view the slot’s Sorter and Shipper IDs and their respective QR codes.

Manage Cables

If you wish to view the hardware connectivity between the wall slots, click Actions > Show cabling.

To change cabling configurations:

  1. Click Actions and select Edit.
  2. Configure Wall segment shape.
  3. Select a Cabling flow direction from the dropdown, as per your cabling layout. You can preview the wall configuration on the right.
  4. Click Edit wall, to save your changes.


 

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