Batch picking is a fulfillment method that involves selecting multiple customer orders at once to increase efficiency and productivity in the order fulfillment process. Instead of picking items for each individual order separately, batch picking allows employees to pick multiple items for multiple orders simultaneously.
This is typically done by organizing the warehouse into zones or sections and assigning employees to specific zones. They then pick all the items required for multiple orders in their assigned zone, optimizing travel time and reducing the number of trips needed to retrieve items. Once all the items are picked, they are sorted and packaged according to each individual order. Batch picking streamlines the picking process, enhances productivity, and reduces order fulfillment time, improving overall operational efficiency in retail.