Put-to-Light

Overview

In contrast to the Bin-to-Light workflow, Put-to-Light is a method used in order sorting processes where items are brought to a designated location after being picked, and sorted into individual customer orders on a stationary Skublox wall.  There are two sides to the Skublox system – the sorting side and the shipping side.

Once goods are picked from the warehouse and brought to your sorting area, simply log into the Skublox Sorter app on your device and scan them. Skublox will automatically designate a slot for each scanned item, grouping products that belong to the same order together, and lighting up the assigned slot in your unique color. To confirm that the item has been placed in the slot, simply scan the slot barcode!

When all the items for an order are accurately assembled, the light on the shipper side of the wall turns green, indicating that this order is ready to be packed and leave the warehouse.

The Put-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.
For even greater details into the technology behind this, refer to our Sellercloud blog.


Manage Put-to-Light Walls

Following the initial wall creation, you can view and manage your Put-to-Light walls in the Put-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.
    • Active and ready-to-use walls have a distinct green dot indicator.
    • A flashing red dot next to the wall’s name indicates recent activity.
    • Virtual walls can be identified by a distinct robot icon next to their name.
    • 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’s name to access several 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.

  5. To disconnect a sorter from a wall, click on the user > Disconnect.
  6. 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

Click on a slot to view and manage specific slot information:

  • Click on an 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 Cabling

To view the hardware connectivity between 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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