What is picking?

What is picking?

Picking is a logistical process that occurs mainly in connection with the storage of goods. It describes the composition of a scope of delivery from various individual articles of the assortment in stock.

In the following, you will learn how such a picking process works.

How does a picking process work?

The order for picking is given by the storer to the warehouse keeper. This so-called picking order contains the desired compilation and lists all desired items. After receiving the order, the following work steps are performed:

  1. The picker goes to the storage bin of the first item
  2. The item is taken from the shelf and scanned
  3. The picker brings the item to the picking location
  4. Steps 1-3 are repeated until all required items are collected
  5. The picker combines all items, for example on a pallet, into one shipment

In a fully automated warehouse, the process is similar, except that here the goods come to the man, for example via roller conveyors.

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