Picking warehouse

What is a picking warehouse?

An order picking warehouse is a special type of warehouse in logistics. This is where all the items in an assortment are kept ready for picking at the customer's request. It doesn't matter whether the goods are needed for shipping, manufacturing or production. Unlike other types of storage, the picker must therefore be able to access all stored goods at all times.

How are picking warehouses operated?

Picking warehouses can be operated using different picking methods. The most commonly used are:

The sequence of an order in a picking warehouse

As soon as a customer's order arrives at a picking warehouse, the picker starts work. Using one of the picking methods, all the items specified in the order are then taken from the warehouse and grouped into individual packaging units in the desired division and quantity. If stocks of individual goods are running low, they are replenished directly with partial quantities from another warehouse or from production.

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