For those new to the put wall concept, think of put walls as cabinet-like structures that are divided into a series of compartments, also known as cubbies or chutes. In a typical put wall scenario, one side is staffed by one or more operators who put product into assigned cubbies for their respective orders; the other side is staffed by one or more operators who then pack out these orders. In more automated environments, the put wall may also utilize an induction system and/or take-away conveyor.
Put walls from Honeywell Intelligrated are also enabled by order fulfillment technologies that direct an operator to place items in the correct cubby and then confirm when an order is complete and ready to be packed out. These enabling technologies include: RF handheld scanners and voice-directed, put-to-light systems. Selection of the preferred technology primarily depends on the rate of throughput required — with RF being the lowest rate, and lights enabling the highest throughput.