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What is Automated Picking?

One of the most repetitive and time-consuming processes in a warehouse is the picking process. It is usually very dependent on warehouse personnel and can potentially lead to manual errors. This process is now being automated using warehouse automation robots combined with modular shelving and Artificial Intelligence tools.

Automated picking or autonomous warehouse picking is the implementation of robotic or semi-robotic technologies that enhance the work of human pickers. Automated order picking solutions reduce walking times, shorten sorting times, optimize picking routes, and enable accurate picking and packaging. Enterprises across industries such as e-commerce, manufacturing, retail, transportation, consumer goods, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and more are embracing robotic automation to optimize warehouse operations and streamline picking and sorting processes.

Benefits of implementing automated picking

  • Significantly reduces labor costs and warehouse operating expenses
  • Maximizes space utilization, layout, and flow in the warehouse
  • Improves the accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of warehouse workers
  • Offers greater control on inventory with the help of automated storage and retrieval systems
  • Enables faster and efficient sorting of inventories for shipping purposes

How Locus helps businesses optimize warehouse operations

Automated parcel sorting | Delivery route printing on shipping labels Optimal delivery route planning

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  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons etc. to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle (fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
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