Piece Picking:

Batch to Putwall Picking

Waveless Fulfillment for E-Commerce and Omni-Channel Orders

Dematic Batch to Putwall Picking solutions provide effective waveless fulfilment that address the dynamic needs of the e-Commerce and omni-channel markets. These solutions optimise labour by batch picking a large volume of orders from conventional or automated storage systems and using smart manual sortation techniques for rapid and accurate order fulfilment.

At the heart of this solution is Dematic iQ Optimise software that continually monitors resource utilization and dynamically adjusts and prioritizes work based on the latest urgency and priority of orders. The system uses voice and/or light directed hands free technologies to ensure speed and accuracy and minimizes shipping costs by automatically selecting the right-sized shipping containers. 

The results: Reduced order-cycle time, less labour costs, decreased transportation costs, and improved accuracy — all without manual intervention to force changes to the wave plan system.

How Batch to Putwall Picking Works

  1. Putwalls have numerous slots, similar to mailboxes in a mailroom. Dematic iQ Optimise software automatically assigns orders to open slots based on order urgency and other factors.
  2. Voice commands direct operators to specific pick locations to pick the total quantity for all orders within a putwall that require a particular items. Operators pick required items into totes and continue picking within their assigned pick zone until the tote is full.
  3. The conveyor system transports full totes from various pick zones to their assigned putwalls. Totes that contain single-line/single-item orders bypass putwalls and are routed directly to the packing area.
  4. Operators at putwalls scan each item from the incoming tote. Voice commands or lights direct operators to deposit items in specific slots. The manual sortation process continues until all items for an order are consolidated in a slot.
  5. Voice commands or lights direct operators on the opposite side of the putwall to remove the content from a completed slot and proceed with packing. The slot becomes available for the next order.
Batch Pick to Sorter Putwall

Dematic Products for Batch to Putwall Picking

  • Case & Tote Conveyors: Integrated package conveyor technology designed to provide flexible solutions.
  • Picking Systems: A complete selection of picking solutions: Pick-to-voice, pick-to-light, put-to-light, pick carts, pick trolleys, and put walls.
  • Mini-Load AS/RS: Highly flexible, energy-efficient storage and retrieval systems.
  • Dematic Multishuttle: Next-generation shuttle AS/RS for automated storage and retrieval of cartons, small parts, or other stored goods.
  • AutoStore: Ultra-high density storage and buffer system ideal for piece picking.
  • Workstation Systems: Cost-effective and ergonomic workstations for receiving and decanting operations.
  • Software: Dematic iQ Optimise software is a Warehouse Execution System that optimises labour, equipment, and processes. Dematic InSights software unifies all operational, maintenance, and equipment data within and across facilities.
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Dematic is a global engineering company that designs, builds, & life cycle supports logistics solutions that optimise material & information flow—from receiving to shipping, within the four walls of the factory, warehouse, or distribution centre.