Batch picking can be described as the fulfillment of multiple through picking of multiple goods at once. For this reason, batch picking is comparatively low cost yet effective to employ. In practice, the operator picks numerous orders using a cart loaded with several totes or cartons. On a single trip to the same area, the operator can then complete many picks to one or more cartons, typically 5-20 orders depending on operation, aisle sizes, and cart capacity.
tekv utilizes tek Suite to integrate handheld devices and picking systems that can support a very low-cost pick system for flow design or renovation of your particular business needs in your setting. The productivity and indirect costs of selecting orders without the appropriate the right technology can be very tedious and inefficient. Up to 60% of the picking time has to do with movement whether you walk or take orders with a forklift. Batch picking is often a good method for eliminating unnecessary movements.
High piece count and small object picking environments are the most effective for batch picking. However, full case picking may also be incorporated into the mix.