Example of the different routes in a warehouse
Before starting, read the instructions below.
Wait until you get the message "All files loaded. You can start now." Click
First of all, you have to create an order. By clicking on the button 'Locations'
in the routing example or on one of the four orders in the batching example,
the locations of the examples are showed. The location will turn black
to indicate that the orderpicking route has to visit this location.
Now you are ready to start your orderpicking route. Just click on one of
the four buttons which present a routing strategy. It is also possible
to make your own route. With the 'Self experiment'-button the previous
route will be erased and you can start walking, after a click on the depot.
To create your orderpicking route, move your mouse along the aisles. You
will see the path emerge while moving. There is NO need for clicking with
your mouse at this point.
Your route should visit all locations that are black. When you arrive at
a location it will turn yellow. Note that you have to enter an aisle before
you can pick products from a location. You can not retrieve them from one
of the cross aisles.
If all products are retrieved from storage (all black squares have become
yellow), return to the depot.
Click on the depot. The route length will be displayed in one of the boxes
at the left side.
Sometimes, after clicking on the buttons for locations or a route, the
locations or routes are already visible, but the hourglass is still on
the screen. Then you have to wait until the arrow is back again, or you
can click on 'stop loading' to continue.
Sometimes there does not emerge a route if you move your mouse. Most likely
this is because you tried to walk outside the warehouse or tried to walk
through a rack. Just return to the point where things went wrong (this
is typically the loose end of your route) and your route will resume automatically.
If you move your mouse too fast, routes may not be created correctly. In
this case, you can see that some of the path is missing. Just slow down
and things will work fine.