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Piece Picking

From Entry-Level Technologies to Automated Systems

Piece picking is the most labor intensive and highest cost function in most warehouses and distribution centers. With decades of experience, Dematic has developed a wide variety of proven piece picking solutions, which provide fast, accurate and cost-effective order fulfillment.

Dematic’s piece 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 labor.

Technologies to improve piece 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 piece 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 piece picking rates of greater than 1000 items per hour may be achieved.

Key business benefits include:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Faster order fulfillment
  • 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 fulfillment 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.

Logistics Manager
Big W, general merchandise retailer

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