What are Picking Carts?

Picking carts are mobile pieces of equipment used in logistics warehouses, fulfillment centers, and manufacturing facilities to move items from one location to another. Because of their mobility, these units are critical in facilities where product needs to be picked from various locations and moved throughout the operation. A well-designed picking cart will improve speed, accuracy, and worker comfort to increase efficiency and cut costs. Picking carts are ideal for each picking, case picking, or picking and replenishing on the factory floor.

Basic utility carts are often used to pick product, and in some fulfillment centers, standard consumer shopping carts may be used to pick orders. However, in order to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity, a picking cart that is designed for your specific application will yield the best results. You can save both time and money in your operation by choosing the right solution.

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Where Picking Carts are Used

Picking Carts for Warehousing, Fulfillment, and Logistics

Picking carts are commonly used in order fulfillment and logistics warehouses. In these settings, SKUs are picked to carts and moved throughout the building to fulfill orders. This fulfillment model is often referred to as “pick to cart.” With this strategy, SKUs are picked from shelves and placed onto mobile picking carts. The products are then moved to packing areas where orders are prepared for delivery. Choosing the type of cart that meets your needs will depend on the weight, size, and shape of the SKUs being stored, as well as the frequency at which they are picked.

Picking Carts for Manufacturing

Picking carts are used in industrial environments where inventory replenishment and parts restocking are frequent tasks. Manufacturing facilities commonly use picking carts to replenish stock, check inventory levels, pick, and put away parts. The types of totes or objects being stored and picked should be considered when determining the picking carts that are best suited for your facility. Static and flow-through options, as well as heavy-duty and light-duty options are available. Mobile picking carts can be built-to-order in a number of configurations to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

Optimize Picking Processes with UNEX

UNEX engineers customized picking carts that are designed to increase efficiency and throughput while improving ergonomics. Because of their agility, mobile picking carts allow busy warehouses and manufacturing facilities to move a variety of items throughout their operations with speed and accuracy. UNEX can create modular order picking carts and mobile carton flow solutions tailored to your specific needs.

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UNEX Space Optimization and Order Picking Solutions

Space Optimization

UNEX manufactures space optimization solutions that increase SKU density, reduce travel time, and maximize space. By right-sizing storage mediums in your facility, you will gain more SKU storage without needing to expand. In order to keep up with order fulfillment and production, distributors and manufacturers can both benefit from learning techniques for optimizing warehouse space utilization.

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Improve Speed and SKU Accessibility

Modular picking carts can be used for order fulfillment, restocking, seasonal demands, and more. Operations can experience many benefits by upgrading from standard utility carts to a more tailored solution. By utilizing more sophisticated picking carts, you can increase SKU availability and pick multiple orders at the same time. Choosing a durable, engineered-to-order solution will increase pick facings while reducing travel time.

SpeedCartt Modular Order Fulfillment Solution

Increase speed and accuracy in your order picking operation with a mobile order picking cart. SpeedCartt is a highly configurable solution that is ideal for high circulation areas. SpeedCartt is made from the same durable yet lightweight material as our high-density storage solution, SpeedCell. With 16 different Cartt combinations to choose from, SpeedCartt provides superior flexibility for faster order fulfillment.

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Industrial Picking Carts

Industrial picking carts can be built to serve many purposes in manufacturing facilities, including restocking, replenishment, picking, and putting away. UNEX offers a full line of engineered-to-order industrial picking carts that are durable, versatile, and fully customizable. Our flexible, mobile storage units support Lean principles by keeping inventory organized and maximizing pick efficiency.

FlowCell Mobile Units

Our FlowCell product line can be configured to create a number of different picking carts. Configure a solution with tilted pick trays to improve sightlines and clearly present product to pickers. Design a picking cart with carton flow track: dedicated lane or universal wheel bed carton flow tracks can be used to create a flow-through solution that is well-suited for industrial environments.

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How to Optimize Warehouse Space to Increase Pick Speed and Throughput

Download the Guide to Understanding Throughput for Fulfillment to identify space-saving strategies that reduce picker search time, labor costs, and travel time.

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