Order pickers carry out picking tasks in the warehouse by retrieving goods (e.g. with scanners) and placing them ready for dispatch. WMS displays product locations, either on the scanners or on picking lists, how many parcels are needed, where the goods are to be placed and whether consignments are to be combined etc.
Order picking in the
Our WMS includes an order picking module as standard. Because our software is specifically designed with logistics suppliers in mind, the following standard components are available within this module:
Storage life data
You can determine the chronology for goods out per customer item: FEFO (first expired first out), FIFO (first in first out) or by production date. Storage life chronology is supervised per delivery address.
Stock can be (partially) reserved for a particular customer or order. Stock reservation derives from the documented unloading orders and runs in sync therefore in real-time with order mutations. This means an overview is always to hand of which part of the stock is still available on demand.
Split order lines
Composite items can be picked as per split order lines.
Scheduling picking tasks
The WMS guides the warehouse team as efficiently as possible through the warehouse by scheduling picking tasks as best as possible. Orders can also be split up into multiple picking tasks (by various warehouse team members). Or, different orders can be merged into a single picking task.
When order pickers work with wireless devices each picking action is directly registered in the WMS. This provides you with real-time insight into the progress of the various orders. As there is interaction during the picking action with the WMS, simultaneously it is validated whether the right item is being picked from the right location. Should stock levels fall below the desired point at a picking location, a replenishment action can be initiated.
Order picking with scanners or voice picking
Scanning already often yields significant results, yet warehouse teams do not always have their hands and eyes free. After all, the terminal repeatedly demands attention that detracts from the actual picking process. Furthermore, there are circumstances in which a scanner isn’t fully manageable, at minus 24 degrees Celsius for example and with bags or boxes that are tricky to manage.
Orderpick strategies in the WMS
The following order picking strategies can be selected in the WMS:
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