Pick-by-Cart supports the Multi-Order-Picking method with a picking cart. Picking on a picking cart using a paper slip is not very efficient and error-prone. To support the picking, sequencing and distribution of the articles, displays, WiFi and batteries are mounted directly on the picking cart Pick by Light and support the process.
Multi-Order-Picking at the picking cart
The simultaneous picking of several orders onto one picking cart significantly accelerates 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 picking slip, Pick-by-Scan or even Voice Picking is overtaxed. Also other picking systems are not optimal. To make efficient use of them, the Pick-by-Cart or Pick-by-Frame® described here is used.
Difference between Pick-by-Cart and -Frame® ?
The two methods are hardly different from the process. The major difference is the distribution of the work steps in the warehouse.
The Pick-by-Cart with permanently mounted Pick-to-Light displays is used when an employee always keeps his trolley at work and carries out the complete process, from preparation, picking and packing himself. At Pick-by-Cart the number of order pickers and the number of order 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 frame is only used during picking. The supporting technology with Pick-to-Light, Wifi and batteries is mounted on a separately moving frame and "docked" to a trolley. Via scanner or RFID the trolley and the frame are registered with the order management system and controlled. The preparation and packing is done by other employees. The picker always keeps his technology and the marked picking cart is passed on. With the frame system 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 the number of pickers is the same. The number of frames to the picking trolleys should be > 1:2.
The picking process
With only the docking at the picking cart is Pick-by-Cart omitted. Otherwise the process is the same with Pick-by-Frame®.