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Item Picking

Entry-Level Technologies to Automated Systems

Item - or Split Case - picking is the most labour intensive and highest cost function in most warehouses and distribution centres. With decades of experience, Dematic has developed a wide variety of proven piece picking solutions, which provide fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfilment.

Dematic item picking solutions vary from simple entry-level technologies that help pickers improve productivity and throughput, through to automated systems which significantly reduce the need for manual labour. 

Technologies to improve item picking productivity, accuracy and throughput include:

Fitting the systems to mobile picking carts, or using Put Walls can further enhance efficiency in piece picking applications.

For higher volume applications, walk-pick-to-conveyor modules with case flow racks incorporating Voice, RF or PTL technologies enable very high productivity rates.

The highest item picking productivity, accuracy and throughput rates can be achieved through the use of Goods-to-Person (GTP) picking systems. With a wide range of GTP picking station configurations serviced by Miniload or Multishuttle buffer stores, very high item picking rates of greater than 1000 items per hour may be achieved.

High productivity item picking systems include:

Key business benefits:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced labour costs
  • Faster order fulfilment
  • Improved order accuracy
  • Better stock rotation
  • Enhanced customer service
  • Real-time operational visibility and decision support metrics

Piece Picking Solutions

Piece Picking Solutions

The Dematic Linear Pick System is a configurable order fulfilment solution available in a pre-engineered kit. It is used to build split case orders efficiently when there are a relatively low number of SKUs, approximately 1,000 - 5000, and the typical order profile requires a wide range of SKUs, usually more than 20 lines per order.

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Typical Solutions

Big W

“We looked at best practice logistics and the thing that kept on coming up was the Dematic “goods-to-person” solution, and the benefits it provides by having the stock come to the picker.”

Big W, general merchandise retailer
Logistics Manager

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