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The Put Wall: Versatile Facilitator of Omnichannel Distribution

The next generation of put wall technology will enable customizable configurations to address the challenges of SKU proliferation and changing product and order profiles. By Honeywell Intelligrated

November 12, 2018

A put wall is an effective means of consolidating diverse products across multiple channels within a distribution center (DC).

With more facilities forced to expand their operations to enable the fulfillment of e-commerce, direct-to-consumer (DTC) orders, put walls are playing an increasingly vital role.

The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate how put walls are being deployed to transform the productivity and accuracy of modern e-commerce fulfillment applications. Through easy integration with manual and automated picking workflows and advancements in technology, put walls are helping retailers achieve omnichannel distribution efficiencies.

What Is a Put Wall?

A put wall is a cabinet-like structure that’s 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.

Alternatively, the put wall can back up to a takeaway conveyor where the operator places items into cubbies with totes and pushes the completed orders onto the conveyor and off to a pack station.


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