Piece Picking:

Zone Route Picking

Maximise Throughput in High-Density Picking Environments

Dematic Zone Route Picking solutions maximise efficiency for orders picked directly into totes or shipping containers. This automated “pick and pass” approach uses hands-free direction by voice or lights to pick, pack, and ship customer orders quickly and accurately.

Dematic case/tote conveyor and sortation systems are critical components of zone route solutions. They eliminate non-value added walk time and associated labor costs by automatically routing shipping containers to required pick zones. Like other Dematic products, Dematic conveyor and sortation systems are modular and highly configurable. Another critical component is the proprietary Dematic iQ Optimise software, which plans, optimises, and executes the overall routing and picking of the solution.

How Zone Route Picking Works

  1. Empty totes or shipping containers (shippers) are labelled, inducted into the conveyor system, and automatically routed to required pick zones.
  2. In each pick zone, operators are directed by voice or lighted displays to pick the required items into totes or shippers.
  3. Operators confirm picks verbally through headsets, pressing lighted buttons on the pick locations, and optionally scanning the picked items.
  4. The conveyor systems routes completed containers to packing and shipping locations.
Zone Route Picking

Dematic Products for Zone Route Picking Solutions

  • 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.
  • Sortation Systems: Designed for diverse product handling and high throughput.
  • 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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