In the process of warehouse management, Receiving, Sending, Storing and Picking are the four most common basic components, among which picking is an important part of warehouse operations, its labor, time-consuming and cost proportion often ranks the top in the process of warehouse management. Therefore, it is said that solving the problem of picking is one of the important criteria to improve the level of warehousing management.
It is mentioned that there are two key topics in the logistics industry: “man-to-goods”, “goods-to-man”, of course the “man-to-goods” is the most common warehouse management system. In the face of a single or massive inventory of goods, it is generally adopted to store goods in accordance with various rules and classifications, and then go to the place to pick manually. While the “goods to man” picking mode, use hardware equipment to complete the storage and movement of goods, combined with the information systems, mobile terminals, lighting guidance, electronic tags and other technical assistance, the realization of this kind of picking system doesn’t request large areas of walking, the operators can stand in one place moving only the hands. Every unit of work – the effective working time of human being is maximized, and the labor intensity of human being is reduced at the same time.
对比“货到人”和传统的“人到货”两种方式，“货到人”拣选机器人具有以下优势： Compared to the traditional “man-to-goods”, here the advantages of “goods-to-man”:
1、拣选准确性更高，由于简化了劳动者的操作流程，相对单一化的重复动作使得拣选差错率的控制更为有效，在常规拣选差错率3~5‰的基础上通常有10倍的准确性提升；Higher picking accuracy. Because of simplifying the worker’s operation process, the control of picking error rate is more effective because of the simplified repetitive action. On the basis of the conventional picking error rate of 3-5, the accuracy is usually improved 10 times.
Reducing labor intensity, improving working environment and greatly reducing walking distance can not only reduce the work load of pickers, but also reduce the labor intensity of other links in warehouse such as replenishment and container turnover. In addition, due to the large occupation of traditional warehousing sites and other reasons, it is impossible to improve the working environment of workers on a large scale, such as warehouse operations in high temperature in summer, refrigerated warehouse operations, etc., through the way of workstations, without significantly increasing costs, to improve the working environment conditions of employees.
Imagine the future warehouse scenario. Perhaps “unmanned” is no longer far away. The fewer and unmanned parts of the module have promoted the upgrading iteration of the whole warehousing technology. Will the integrated unmanned warehouse with faster speed, higher accuracy and lower cost-sharing take over the manpower? What do you think?