Many order picking systems – one expert for the realization

Order picking means making available a partial quantity from a total quantity present in the logistics center. Either by customer order or for production requirement.

Unitechnik advises with the selection of the fitting order picking systems. Moreover, we take care of the perfect integration of the order picking zones in your intralogistical processes. The order picking is an integral part of our warehouse management system „UniWare". The highly developed warehouse management system supports all current order picking procedures.

Meanwhile there is a multitude of order picking systems, which can be classified according to one of two basic principles „stock-to-person" or „person-to-stock". With automated, paperless systems like „pick-by-voice" and „pick-by-light" for instance, the error rates are reduced to a minimum. The adaptation of the order picking system to the individual logistics processes of our customers is an important step within the framework of our overall projects.

The most important order picking systems at a single glance:

a light signal shows the storage compartment and the number of the items to be picked. The picker confirms the picking of the ordered quantity form the storage compartment.

mostly in combination with the „stock-to-person" principle. Several orders are picked at the same time. The light signal shows the order for which the next item is destined.

a voice-guided order picking system. The picker receives the orders through computer voices through a headphone and he can also confirm by voice.

a special innovative form of order picking. The picker receives the necessary information through a pair of data glasses directly shown in his field of vision. The signals through the glasses guide him via the best possible route to the next position.

Pick per handheld
the picker accesses his orders onto the display of his mobile data terminal, which he holds in his hand. The taking of the goods is confirmed by scan.

Pick & pack
a procedure, through which the taken items are placed directly into the transport packaging. Typical for the fast order picking in the mail order business.

Multistage order picking
the total order quantity of all orders for a particular processing time is obtained in one go. Only then, in a second processing step, an allocation to the individual orders takes place. Typical for large order volumes such as in e-commerce.

several orders are picked together constantly. The picker saves time and can work along the most optimal route.

Automatic order picking
if requested, the order picking can also be automated extensively, e.g. through robots or automats.The experts of Unitechnik would be pleased to advise you.


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References and case studies for picking systems


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