Item or piece picking is the most labour intensive and highest cost function in most warehouses and distribution centres. With decades of experience, Dematic has developed a wide variety of proven piece picking solutions, which provide fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfilment.
Dematic’s piece picking solutions vary from simple entry level technologies that help pickers improve productivity and throughput, through to automated systems which significantly reduce the need for manual labour.
Technologies to improve piece picking productivity, accuracy and throughput include:
Fitting the systems to mobile picking carts, or using Put Walls can further enhance efficiency in piece picking applications.
For higher volume applications, walk-pick-to-conveyor modules with case flow racks incorporating Voice, RF or PTL technologies enable very high productivity rates.
The highest piece picking productivity, accuracy and throughput rates can be achieved through the use of Goods-to-Person (GTP) picking systems. With a wide range of GTP picking station configurations serviced by Miniload or Multishuttle buffer stores, very high piece picking rates of greater than 1000 items per hour may be achieved.
Key business benefits include:
- Increased productivity
- Reduced labour costs
- Faster order fulfilment
- Improved order accuracy
- Better stock rotation
- Enhanced customer service
- Real-time operational visibility and decision support metrics