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Fast deployable autonomous systems for order picking : how small and medium size enterprises can benefit from the automation of the picking process

  • The paper focuses on a recently introduced paradigm for the logistic process of picking, with respect to the man-to-goods and goods-to-man concept: the robot to-goods. First the task and system architecture of the fast deployable autonomous commissioning system are described, then the economic efficiency of the system is analysed in a real business case scenario using a simplified method, which is explained and discussed. The clearly positive net present value of the investment and the short payback period obtained in the business case prove how the robot-to-goods paradigm for the commissioning process, implemented through the automation of the forklift platform, is economically attractive for small and medium size enterprises.

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Author of HS ReutlingenBonini, Marco; Urru, Augusto; Echelmeyer, Wolfgang
Erschienen in:ICINCO 2016 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, July 29 - 31, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. - Vol. 2
Place of publication:Setúbal, Portugal
Editor:Oleg Gusikhin
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2016
Tag:automation; economic efficiency; logistics; picking; robot-to-goods
Page Number:6
First Page:479
Last Page:484
DDC classes:380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Open Access