Pick by Cart provides excellent support for the Multi-Order-Pickingmethod. Picking on a picking cart using a paper slip is not very efficient and error-prone. To support picking, sequencing and distribution of the articles, Pick by Light displays, WiFi and batteries are mounted directly on the picking cart and support the process.
The simultaneous picking of several orders onto one picking cart significantly speeds up the process. The route-optimised control system enables the complete order picking trolley to be completed in one pass. The picking itself is basically no problem. The correct and fast distribution of the articles to several order compartments is the problem. Here, a pick slip, pick-by-scan or even Pick-by-Voiceoverstrained. Other picking systems are not optimal either. In order to design an efficient application, the Pick-by-Cart or Pick-by-Frame® is used.
Difference between Pick-by-Cart and Frame® ?
The two methods hardly differ from the process. The serious difference lies in the distribution of the work steps in the warehouse.
The Pick-by-Cart with permanently mounted Pick-by-Lightdisplays is used when an employee always keeps his cart at work and carries out the complete process, from preparation, picking and packing himself. With Pick-by-Cart the number of pickers and the number of picking trolleys in the warehouse is the same.
The Pick-by-Frame® is used when several employees are involved in preparation, picking and packing. The Pick-by-Frame® is only used for picking. The supporting technology with Pick-by-LightWifi and batteries is mounted on a separately moving frame and "docked" to a trolley. The trolley and the frame are registered with the order management system and controlled via scanner or RFID. The preparation and packing is carried out by other employees without a frame. The picker always keeps his frame and the marked picking cart is passed on. With Pick-by-Frame® the same picking cart can also be processed by several employees in different aisles or floors. With Pick-by-Frame® the number of frames and pickers is the same. The number of frames to the picking trolleys should be > 1:2.
With Pick-by-Cart only docking to the picking cart is not necessary. Otherwise the process is the same with Pick-by-Frame®.