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Warehouse Order Picking Checklist

Validate performance and reduce the risk of unplanned downtime with digital warehouse order picking checklists.

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Picking List Template

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What is a Warehouse Order Picking Checklist?

A warehouse order picking checklist is a simple way to carry out comprehensive installation, functional and operational inspections, correct any errors found and avoid costly project delays. With order picking checklists, you can keep a better eye on the picking process and order transaction checks. Ensuring warehouse safety through the use of our free 5S audit template for the warehouse is a great first step before order picking.

This article contains the following information:

1. The order picking process in a warehouse

2. 2 typical order picking methods

3. A mobile application for a warehouse order picking checklist

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The order picking process in a warehouse

Nodays customers order online and offline on a daily bases. The goods have to be prepared and made ready for dispatch according to the respective order. The respective goods must be assembled from the total assortment. This order picking process is carried out under consideration of the following process steps:

  • Specification of the transport information
  • Transport of the goods to the place of provision
  • Provision of the goods
  • Movement of the picker to the staging point
  • Determination of the withdrawal information
  • Removal of the goods by the order picker
  • Delivery of the withdrawal
  • Transport of the collecting station to the delivery

Two common order picking methods

There are two typical order picking methods on which the respective warehouse order picking checklist that is used is based in the end.

1. goods-to-man picking

With this picking method the goods are brought directly to the picker. He receives the intended goods. Afterwards the empty containers are transported back again with the same conveyor.

2. man-to-goods picking

With this picking, the picking process works exactly the other way round. The responsible person starts to the storage place and takes the required goods on site. This type of order picking is particularly suitable for smaller orders.

Manual order picking systems are widely used due to their flexibility. The order picking process in a warehouse is complex and the error rate of non-automated processes is high. Through a targeted and automated process design, the time at which errors are detected can be influenced. The earlier sources of error are detected, the less effort is required to eliminate them.

A mobile application for the warehouse picking order checklist

The compliance with the order picking procedures was a challenge for many companies. In addition, the preparation of a picking report can be time-consuming. Lumiform, the mobile, powerful inspection software and app , helps warehouse employees to easily perform order picking activities with a warehouse order picking checklist. Revolutionize your order picking in the warehouse with the use of Lumiform's digital tool:

  • Have an overview of what is happening on-site at all times.
  • Generate real-time data via internal processes. This makes the quality and speed of the order picking process in the warehouse measurable and you can use the data to continuously optimize processes.
  • Reports are created automatically after every order picking in the warehouse - this saves the complete postprocessing.
  • Capturing photo documents for detected errors and assigning corrective actions.
  • Easily create and use warehouse order picking checklists at any time, anywhere, on any mobile device.
  • Send and receive notifications of scheduled order pickings and share picking order reports before leaving the facility.

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