What is the job of a picker?
In warehouse logistics, the job of the order picker deals with the compilation of shipments according to customer requirements. This includes many different work processes:
- Acceptance of the customer's picking order, in which goods, the desired number and the desired content of the shipping units are listed
- The commissioning of the order
- The inspection of goods
- Route planning in the warehouse to keep travel times low and efficiency high
- The packing
- The operation of floor conveyors such as pallet trucks and forklifts
How does picking work in the warehouse?
When the picker receives a new order, he usually creates a picking list in a warehouse management system. This determines the order of the goods to be removed.
Now the picker removes all desired goods from the warehouse and transports them to a picking station. Here they are then combined into one or more load units, usually on pallets. Finally, the entire shipment is made ready for dispatch and the goods issue is posted.