The ultimate picking cart
The picking cart guides the order picker to his storage compartments in a path-optimized manner and supports him quickly and safely in picking up to 40 orders at a time.
What is Multi-Order-Picking?
Multi-Order-Picking is the name given to a picking method that picks several customer orders at the same time on one picking cart. Picking takes place in parallel, with the total sum of items first being picked from a storage compartment. Only then is the distribution of the corresponding quantities to the orders carried out.
Pick-by-Cart simply explained
As Pick-by-Cart is the term used to describe a picking cart with a mobile Pick-to-Light system permanently installed on it. This picking method is excellently suited for Multi-Order-Picking picking. The picker is guided through the warehouse in a route-optimized manner and picks several orders at the same time.
Picking cart for Multi-Order-Picking
As a picking trolley for Multi-Order-Picking , the tiered trolley is the most suitable. The individual totes or cartons are positioned and registered on the levels of the cart. Simultaneous picking of several orders significantly speeds up the picking process.
The path-optimized control enables the completion of the complete order picking cart in one pass. The correct and fast distribution of the articles to several order compartments is the problem. Here a pick slip, Pick-by-Scan or even Voice Picking is overtaxed. Other picking systems are also not optimal. To design an efficient operation, the Pick-by-Cart or Pick-by-Frame® described here is used.
Pick-by-Cart vs. Pick-by-Frame® ?
In terms of process, the two methods hardly differ. The serious difference lies in the distribution of the work steps in the warehouse.
The Pick-by-Cart with fixed Pick-to-Light displays is used when an employee always keeps his cart at work and performs the complete process, from preparation, picking and packing by himself. At Pick-by-Cart the number of pickers and the number of picking carts in the warehouse is the same.
The Pick-by-Frame® is used when several employees are involved in preparation, picking and packing. The frame is only used during picking. On a separately moving frame the supporting technology with Pick-to-Light, Wifi and batteries are mounted and "docked" to a cart. Via scanner or RFID the trolley and the frame are registered and controlled to the order management system. Preparation and packing is done by other employees. The picker always keeps his technique and the marked picking cart is passed on. With the Frame system, the same picking cart can also be handled by several employees in different aisles or floors. With Pick-by-Frame®, the number of frames and the number of pickers are the same. The number of frames to pick carts should be > 1:2.
The picking process
With Pick-by-Cart , only the docking at the picking cart is omitted. Otherwise, the process is the same with Pick-by-Frame®.
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