Okay, so KIVA has been up and running for a while now and despite a few bumps along the way, everything is running great. Those little critters are working their circuits to the bone. Last time I talked about some employee’s views on KIVA itself and how they liked working with the new system. I heard from a few people how they would like to know how the process works and how it’s different from regular putaway or picking. So this is for all those eager young minds yearning for information.
Unlike site manager, which is ran throughout the rest of the warehouse, you don’t have to make a new password and type in your login every time. Instead all you have to do is scan your badge with the hand scanner that you use for putaway, or type in your name to get logged in. Easy enough. After the login screen, you are directed to a job option screen. On this screen you choose either putaway or picking/purging. Purging is a tool under picking that helps with picking multiple orders.
Once you choose which job you will be performing, you will be prompted to choose which pods you want to use. There are pods for small and large handbags, shoes, apparel, etc. Once you make your decision, the bots will automatically go and retrieve the appropriate shelving units. Once they bring them, all you have to do is put the items away. The only difference between putting away in KIVA and putting away in the static racks is in KIVA you have to scan the location and then scan the items, while in the static racks you have to scan the item first.
Now that you know the process I bet you can’t wait to jump in there and start working, right? Well of course you are. They’re just too neat not to want to work with the bots.