How can productivity be optimised when workers take many steps every day?
Crown QuickPick® Remote: semi-automated order picking
Crown is one of the pioneers of semi-automated order picking technology. The QuickPick® Remote system is simply efficient. By remotely controlling the truck's movement, the operator significantly reduces the need to climb up and down from the cab, as well as unnecessary walking.
The positive effects are twofold: less fatigue and risk of accidents to the operator, and increased productivity in the picking process. Safety and maintenance of aisle positioning are managed autonomously by the QuickPick® system. The operator can concentrate on his main function: order picking.
Order picking consists of moving around a storage location to pick products stored in different places (addresses) based on a picking list (list on paper, on a PC or via Voice Picking).
The work of the order picker is physical, tiring and causes many musculoskeletal pain issues.
The work done leads to many constraints in terms of productivity, safety and ergonomics:
How can better ergonomics be offered when people carry heavy loads with painful postures?
How can safety be improved when the driver is constantly getting in and out of the cab?
Where can order picking be improved?
Research into picking operations reveals three main categories of tasks performed by the driver: walking, product handling and driving.
By schematising the proportions of each action performed during order picking, it is easier to focus on the areas where the QuickPick® Remote system can bring improvements.
Complete picking cycle
Complete picking cycle with QuickPick Remote
- Walking between the truck and the pallet racks:
- Reduce the distance travelled with loads
- Reduce fatigue
- Offer more time for picking
- Driving on the picking truck:
- Reduce the round trips to the cab
- Reduce the number of times the picker has to step up and down into and out of the cab
The QuickPick® Remote solution
Why does this work?
QuickPick® Remote offers many benefits:
More concentration on picking, fewer unneeded movements and picking errors: the picker is less tired and more efficient at picking.
Reduced musculoskeletal problems and fewer work stoppages also contribute to the optimisation of the company's productivity.
Because every business, every organisation, and every person is different, the QuickPick® Remote system is designed to adapt to the needs of the user and not the other way around.