TGW conveyor based order picking provides a standardised Person-to-Goods split case picking system

designed to guarantee a cost-effective order fulfilment operation for fast moving or bulky SKUs.

System description

Operators perform the picking operation in zones, which are typically between six and 12 metres long and contain a certain number of SKUs. Guided by means of Pick-by-Light, Pick-by-Voice or radio frequency terminals and in combination with one single order available at any one time, the operator margin of error is minimised.

The pick-from positions are designed as pallets, flow channels or shelves depending on the rotation and volumetric of the each SKU to optimise overall replenishment and picking costs. Under these conditions, operators can achieve pick rates of 150 to 400 picks per hour. The order totes/cartons travel by means of a conveyor network through different zones until the content is completed.

Your benefits

  • Cost-effective operation for fast moving or bulky SKUs
  • Fastest order lead time – no order batching
  • Increase in operator performance by two to three times compared to manual split case picking operations
  • Ergonomic workstations enable sustainable pick rates
  • Workstation guidance reduces pick errors

Based on ...

  • TGW Software Suite
  • TGW mini-loads
  • KingDrive® conveyor network