Automated storage and picking solutions allow operators to
perform at higher levels. By delivering items directly to the
operator, travel and search time commonly associated with
shelving is drastically reduced. This allows the operator to
spend more time picking, increasing overall productivity.
Due to reduced travel and search time in an automated
storage and picking solution, picking from shelving that
required several workers, often only requires one worker
to handle the same volume. Automated storage and picking
solutions are a great option when labor is scarce or
unreliable. Typically, labor can be reduced by 2/3 while
maintaining pick volume.
More often, facilities are choosing to maintain current labor
levels when implementing automated storage and picking
solutions to increase picking productivity – resulting in higher
picking capacities without additional labor.