Fast Deployable Autonomous Systems for Order Picking - How Small and Medium Size Enterprises Can Benefit from the Automation of the Picking Process

Marco Bonini, Augusto Urru, Wolfgang Echelmeyer

Abstract

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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Bonini M., Urru A. and Echelmeyer W. (2016). Fast Deployable Autonomous Systems for Order Picking - How Small and Medium Size Enterprises Can Benefit from the Automation of the Picking Process . In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-198-4, pages 479-484. DOI: 10.5220/0005997804790484


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco16,
author={Marco Bonini and Augusto Urru and Wolfgang Echelmeyer},
title={Fast Deployable Autonomous Systems for Order Picking - How Small and Medium Size Enterprises Can Benefit from the Automation of the Picking Process},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2016},
pages={479-484},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005997804790484},
isbn={978-989-758-198-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - Fast Deployable Autonomous Systems for Order Picking - How Small and Medium Size Enterprises Can Benefit from the Automation of the Picking Process
SN - 978-989-758-198-4
AU - Bonini M.
AU - Urru A.
AU - Echelmeyer W.
PY - 2016
SP - 479
EP - 484
DO - 10.5220/0005997804790484