Development of a Smart Picking System in the Warehouse
In an effort to streamline warehouse logistics processes, the development of a smart picking system is becoming a mainstay for efficient work of a warehouse. A smart picking system is a set of numerous elements of an order picking process which raises the velocity and quality of picking through using the warehouse management system. It comprises the following chain of warehouse operating processes: the way of organizing goods flow, order dividing principle, several location variants for the storing area and picking area, routing methods of picking, replenishment methods, two approaches of goods layout: one picking location for each item, or various picking locations for each single item. The sequence of building a certain model of the smart picking system depends on a variety of conditions of the warehouse. Introduction of such a system in a warehouse would ultimately result in a number of benefits, though the main purpose of a smart picking system is to prevent warehouse problems that may arise daily or due to seasonal changes.
KeywordsSystem An order picking system Replenishment Smart picking Picking conditions Picking methods
This work has been supported by the ALLIANCE project (http://alliance-project.eu/) and has been funded within the European Commission’s H2020 Programme under con-tract number 692426. This paper expresses the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the European Commission. The European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this paper.
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