What is goods-to-man?
The "goods-to-man" picking method is dynamic, semi-automated or fully automated picking. The order picker stands directly at the pick point, thus eliminating long travel times. With the help of a rack conveyor, the goods to be picked are brought from a usually computer-controlled warehouse to the picker. By eliminating the need to walk and search for the various items, a lot of time can be saved. Transport time is also shortened by fast and fully automatic conveying equipment.
Advantages of goods-to-man picking:
- Less susceptibility to errors
- Lower investment costs
- Independent of machine failure
- High flexibility due to personnel deployment
- High picking performance with path time optimization