Piece Picking:

Cluster Picking

Accurate and Efficient Hands-Free Each Picking

A Cluster Picking solution from Dematic optimizes efficiency by allowing operators to batch pick multiple orders in a single pass, which minimises their non-value added travel time. Dematic iQ software guides hands-free picking directly into totes or shipping containers. Scanning each item assures accuracy for greater customer satisfaction and fewer returns.

Cluster picking solutions are best suited for smaller operations using person-to-goods piece picking with SKUs that are slow to medium movers.

How Cluster Picking Works

Voice

  1. Operators begin tours by scanning labels on a series of empty totes or shipping containers (shippers) and placing them on a cart (mobile shelving).
    Each tote/shipper is dedicated to a specific customer order.
  2. Voice commands direct operators to specific pick locations based on an optimised pick path that minimizes travel time.
  3. Operators make picks, scan items to confirm, put items into corresponding totes or shippers, and scan the totes or shippers to confirm. 

Light

  1. Operators begin tours by scanning labels on a series of empty totes or shipping containers (shipper) and placing them on a cart (mobile shelving).
    Each tote/shipper is dedicated to a specific customer order.
  2. Lighted displays direct operators to specific picking locations and indicate the quantity to be picked.
  3. Lighted displays on the cart identity the corresponding order totes or shippers.
  4. Operators make picks, press lighted buttons at pick locations to confirm, put the items into totes or shippers, and press lighted buttons on the cart to confirm.
  5. Items can optionally be scanned for added accuracy.
Cluster Picking

Dematic Products for Cluster Picking

  • Pick-to-Light, Put-to-Light: Maximise order picking productivity — boost accuracy and productivity.
  • Pick to Voice: Hands-free picking increases productivity, accuracy, and flexibility.
  • Pick Carts: Ideal for split-case and small item applications.
  • Software: Dematic iQ Optimise software is a Warehouse Execution System that optimises labour, equipment, and processes. Dematic iQ InSights software unifies all operational, maintenance, and equipment data within and across facilities.
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