The goods-to-person solution uses autonomous mobile robots to automatically bring inventory stored on shelves or pallets to a workstation for picking. This removes the need for staff to walk or operate traditional materials handling equipment around the warehouse in order to pick an order. It improves the accuracy of picking and reduces labor intensity. Compared to manual picking, the picking efficiency is improved by 2 to 4 times.
The solution also uses the same autonomous mobile robots to automatically bring suitably sized shelves to a workstation to put-away stock that has been received from suppliers. The robots then automatically move the shelves away from the workstation where they are stored for future retrieval and order fulfilment. Again, this removes the need for staff to walk through the warehouse in order to put-away stock to the most optimally located and optimally sized position, improving efficiency, storage utilisation and speed of goods receiving.