Picking order

What is a picking order?

While a pick list can include several sales orders, the classic pick order is created for one sales order. The pick order contains the article number, the pick quantity, the unit of measure, the warehouse as well as the exact storage location, the delivery date and the delivery location. The pick order is often also referred to as a pick list, pick list or pick slip.

Preparation of a picking order

The order and the order data are checked after the order. With the help of the warehouse management system, for example SAP, it is determined whether the goods are available in the warehouse. If goods are missing for withdrawal at the storage location, the process of the retrieval strategy is triggered and the articles are made available in the storage zones. 

To improve the picking time and the picking performance of the picker during picking, all items of an order should be ready at the specified storage bin. 

Picking methods

Der Mitarbeiter im Lager erhält den Kommissionierauftrag. Die Weitergabe erfolgt belegbehaftet (Papierliste) oder beleglos (elektronisch). Um Wegzeit zu verringern, Greifzeit der Ennahme zu verkürzen und die Qualtität der Kommissionierung zu sichern, werden überwiegend beleglose Kommissioniermethoden eingesetzt. Dazu zählen Pick-by-Light, Pick-by-Scan oder Pick-by-Voice. 

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