CHAPTER SEVEN

BROKEN CASE PICKING SYSTEMS

7.1   Picker-to-Stock Systems

7.2   Stock-to-Picker Systems

7.3   Automated Item Dispensing Systems

7.4   Broken-Case Picking Systems Comparison and Selection

Our RightHouse taxonomy (Figure 7.1) of broken-case picking systems classifies dispennsing systems into picker-to-stock (PTS) systems, stock-to-picker (STP) systems, and automated item. In picker-to-stock systems, an order picker walks or rides to picking locations. In stock-to-picker systems, picking locations are mechanically transported (via carousel, automated storage and retrieval system, or AGVS) to stationary order pickers. In automated item dispensing items are automatically dispensed into shipping cartons or tote pans. This chapter describes ...

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