WHAT IT IS Each picking- also known as piece picking or split-case picking- is an order picking process in which a single item or SKU is picked from a master carton. These picks are typically bundled or packaged with other SKUs before being shipped. Each picks consist of a lower volume of SKUs than case picks, and thus result in significantly higher labor cost to revenue ratios in operations where each picking occurs. Each picks are most commonly picked from carton flow or shelving positions that present the opening of the master carton to the picker.
WHERE IT’S USED As e-commerce and omnichannel operations continue to grow and increase their share of the retail market, each picking operations are also growing in use and scope. Each picking operations are employed in distribution centers that are focused on delivering products directly to customers, whereas case picking operations are typically used to stock retail locations’ shelves. Big box retailers utilize each picking operations to prepare orders for in-store or distribution center pickup. Each picking is also crucial for fresh grocery delivery services, where grocery orders are picked, prepared, and shipped directly to customers’ homes. Because of the lower revenue and higher labor costs generated by each picking operations, companies need to insure their processes are optimized for fast, easy, and accurate order fulfillment.
HOW WE HELP UNEX designs customized each picking solutions with three goals in mind: to increase pick rates, decrease mispicks, and improve ergonomics at the point of pick. Our line of Tilted Pick Shelves present the top of the master carton to the order picker, allowing the picker to clearly identify and pick the proper SKU. UNEX’s carton flow system, Span-Track, can be knuckled to produce the same results while eliminating the dead zone in your rack.These dramatically boosts pick rates by ensuring the desired SKU is always available and easy to access at the point of pick. Knuckled Span-Track can also be arranged in a layback configuration, which helps to consolidate space while improving access to SKUs at all levels. They decrease mispicks by making the product easy to see and access. Finally, they improve ergonomics by keeping each picks in the Golden Zone, preventing order pickers from needing to lift above the shoulders or below the waist.UNEX’s each picking solutions can be customized to fit a wide variety of rack structures, or can be used in conjunction with UNEX carton flow racks. They feature a full line of accessories- from label holders to dividers to end stops- that ensure they meet the specific needs of your each picking operation.