Picking cart

The ultimate order picking trolley

The picking trolley guides the order picker to his storage compartments in a path-optimised way and supports him quickly and safely when picking up to 40 orders at a time.

These picking trolleys save a lot of time and money
Route-optimised and safe order picking

What is Multi-Order-Picking?

Multi-Order-Picking is the term used to describe a picking method by which several customer orders are picked simultaneously on one picking trolley. Picking takes place in parallel, whereby the total sum of items is first picked from a storage compartment. Only then is the distribution of the corresponding quantities to the orders carried out.

Picking up to 40 orders simultaneously
Various standard models and sizes available

Pick-by-Cart simply explained

The term Pick-by-Cart is the name given to a picking trolley on which a mobile Pick-to-Light system is permanently installed. This order picking method is perfectly suited for Multi-Order-Picking order picking. The picker is guided through the warehouse in a route-optimised manner and picks several orders at the same time.

Picking trolley for Multi-Order-Picking

As an order picking trolley for Multi-Order-Picking , the tiered trolley is best suited. The individual totes or cartons are positioned and registered on the levels of the trolley. The simultaneous picking of several orders significantly speeds up the picking process.

The path-optimised control enables the completion of the complete order picking trolley 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 not optimal either. To design an efficient operation, the Pick-by-Cart or Pick-by-Frame® described here is used.

Pick-by-Cart vs. Pick-by-Frame® ?

The two methods hardly differ in terms of process. The main difference lies in 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 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 frame is only used for picking. The supporting technology with Pick-to-Light, Wifi and batteries is mounted on a separately travelling frame and "docked" to a trolley. The trolley and the frame are registered and controlled by the order management system via scanner or RFID. The preparation and packing is done by other employees. The picker always keeps his technique and the marked picking trolley is passed on. With the Frame system, the same picking trolley 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 picking trolleys should be > 1:2.

The picking process

With Pick-by-Cart , only the docking at the picking trolley is omitted. Otherwise, the process is the same with Pick-by-Frame®.

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