Making sure you have an appropriate picking system is crucial to ensuring an efficient warehouse operation. Getting it right will result in faster deliveries and fewer errors and ultimately more satisfied customers.
imio-WMS-Pick ensures you will have a best in practice pick strategy to meet your business needs, from route optimisation, product prioritisation, RF picking, voice picking, pick to light, routing, interfaces to carousels and error handling. Want to know more speak to one of our imio software experts here.
imio supports a range of solutions to improve your pick processes:
Person to Goods item picking is accomplished by directing staff to varying locations within the warehouse for order fulfillment. Whilst a more traditional approach, imio-WMS-Pick can offer the following solutions to help increase productivity, optimise space, ensure faster fulfillment, improve accuracy and deliver higher customer service levels, whilst utilising this method.
Voice-directed picking is a voice-operated, paperless picking system, which can help accuracy and efficiency whilst also assisting manual processes.
RF-directed picking is again a paperless system that utilises mobile radio terminals. These radio terminals have user interfaces that show employees the shortest routes for order processing. This method often adds speed and accuracy to low-volume picking processes.
Pick-to-Light systems use light displays to direct operators to specific stock locations, often with the benefits of maximising order picking by boosting accuracy and productivity.
Goods to Person (GTP) picking ensures items are automatically retrieved, conveyed and delivered to a workstation, where they are then manually picked. This picking method aims to reduce or remove the travelling time between pick locations. These solutions are normally used in conjunction with a method from the last section, but deployed on a much smaller scale. imio Software Solutions has an extensive range of GTP systems including:
This picking product range enables flexible, energy-efficient storage and retrieval systems.
These systems automatically store and retrieve cases, totes or trays, which provides compact storage of goods and immediate access benefits.
Order picking with Robotics is the latest concept in picking technology, which is supporting many distribution centers and fulfillment centers with flexibility, scalability and reduced reliance on temporary labour pools
Order picking AGVs is the latest concept in picking technology, which is supporting many distribution centers and fulfillment centers with flexibility, scalability and reduced reliance on temporary labour pools
Carousels are a high performance order picking technology option, as long as they are matched with the appropriate operations needs and applications.
A fully automated system will pick full orders ready for dispatch. They tend to be highly specialised for a case with limited flexibility, but can help warehouses maximise large labour costs and allow for much higher pick rates.