OPEX Perfect Pick Case Study

Business Objectives

  • Increase order fulfillment rates by reducing employee travel time to products 
  • Improve order accuracy 
  • Implement a system that allows for growth through the next 10 years 
  • Utilize energy-efficient technologies to comply with LEED-certification 
  • Create a showpiece for visitors 

Petzl has Bastian install Perfect Pick system to help get orders ready to ship

Petzl is a rock climbing and mountain scaling equipment company that provides solutions allowing sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night. The company constructed a new North American headquarters and distribution center in Salt Lake City, UT, featuring a Perfect Pick system, a goods-to-person storage and retrieval unit, that helps the company ship faster, more accurate orders with reduced labor costs.


Key Technologies

  • Equipment
    • OPEX Perfect Pick, a goods-to-person order fulfillment system, for medium-velocity SKUs 
    • Light-directed picking for high velocity SKUs 
    • ZiPline conveyor workstation 
    • Hytrol e24 EZ roller conveyor
    • Inline scale to check order accuracy 
    • Automatic taper 
  • ExactaWCS: Warehouse Control System 
    • Pick location assignment 
    • Automated order routing 
    • Exacta Touch (picking, putaway, cycle counting with Perfect Pick) 
    • Event Director to monitor system alerts 
    • Integration with Petzl’s host warehouse management system (WMS)
Elsevier Order Packing



See the results

Shipment of 400-700 cartons a day  

1 operator can manage up to 800 picks per hour; it took 4-5 operators to complete the same amount of work prior to the installation of the new system 

Even with a projected 10% yearly growth rate, Petzl will not need to hire an additional full-time employee for another 4 years within their DC due to the picking capacity and scalability of the new system.

Quicker order fulfillment rates from the time an order enters the system until it is ready for shipment 

Perfect Pick’s iBots and the Hytrol e24 EZ conveyor help create a more energy-efficient system to comply with Petzl’s LEED-certified building. 

System installation and go live completed within 4 months



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