Zone Picking

A piece-picking process in which groups of forward pick locations are grouped into zones, staffed with one or more pickers who remain in their zones. As picks for a zone are completed, the WMS either directs the picker to close the carton/tote if all picks are finished or pass the carton/tote to the next zone for additional picks. In manual pick areas, the cartons/totes are moved by pushing them using a basic roller conveyor.

Some zone picking processes are automated, with cartons/totes moving on motorized conveyors and transferred laterally into zones to the left or right if there are picks for that carton/tote in a given zone. In non-automated pick areas, a differentiating WMS capability is to be able to create zones dynamically, balancing out the work across all zones.

Get in Touch

Have more questions? We're here to provide the solutions you need for your next big project!

Scroll to Top