Patent Number: 7,826,920

Title: Tote-based warehousing system and method

Abstract: A warehousing system includes a container for storing at least one item, a first electronic (e.g., radio frequency identification (RFID)) module associated with the first container, and a controller which wirelessly communicates with first electronic module, for directing a transfer of said at least one item to and/or from said first container. The inventive system may include, for example, a hybrid retail/warehouse system which includes a facility having a shelving area, and a picking area adjacent to the shelving area, and a layout so as to minimize a picking area and a walking distance between a picking area and a shelving area.

Inventors: Stevens; John K. (Stratham, NH), Waterhouse; Paul (Selkirk, CA), Vandenberg; Michael J. (Erin, CA)

Assignee: Visible Assets, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00