Order filling entails grouping given articles, materials and components based on any transformation requirements for subsequent shipping to logistics centers or for a given processing in a production cycle. These types of activities are best handled based on an accurate logistics and plant engineering know-how.
The current market trend calls for greater order frequency and small quantities. Correct order filling impacts not only corporate efficiency but also the service level offered to customers. For this reason, picking systems have become a significant competitive lever, especially in modern contexts that focus of a series of performances, such as order accuracy, availability, delivery speed and accuracy.
Picking systems differ in terms of performance and work method. Therefore, a preliminary understanding of design process logic, in relation to the intrinsic elements, is indispensable:
- Article characteristics (size, stackability, shape, etc.)
- Amount of codes managed
- Number of pieces per row on the order (on average)
- Number of rows per order (on average)
- Number of orders per day (on average)
- Seasonal variations of orders
- Stock turn by article class
CASSIOLI offers different picking systems, each of which is compatible with a given scenario. In some cases, the best solution entails the combined use of more than one system.