Fujitsu QikPik Warehouse Picking Solution

Fujitsu QikPik - Warehouse Order Picking Optimisation

A quantum-inspired solution that significantly cuts pick-walk distance, time and cost

Within warehouse operations, challenges are mounting – rising customer demands, pressure to reduce costs to serve, and the limited availability and increasing cost of labour and warehouse capacity – all call for action to improve efficiency.

Warehouse automation solutions however come with high CapEx, lengthy ROI, lead times and disruption.

Today, there is an alternative… Fujitsu QikPik.


Explore how at Fujitsu we have improved our own warehouse productivity by 45% using Digital Annealer quantum-inspired computing

What is QikPik?

Pick walking is the most time-consuming and expensive part of picking within warehouse operations.

Fujitsu and Hatmill – the UK’s leading supply chain and logistics consultants – have developed a WMS SaaS plug-in which reduces pick-walking distance.

This is achieved through re-sequencing trollies and re-routing the pick-walk in the most optimal manner by considering all possible permutations from your live WMS data.

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QikPik is powered by Fujitsu’s world-leading quantum-inspired digital technology architecture. With just 20 warehouse order picks potentially resulting in 2.4 quintillion combinatorial options.

QikPik has the power to overcome the conventional compute limitations of warehouse management systems to calculate every trolley individually, finding the absolute optimum sequence and route in seconds.

Performance chart showing better performance for quantum-inspired QikPik

Many UK warehouses are seeing a c. 20-40% reduction in pick walk distance with QikPik

Pie chart showing 20-40% reduction in pick walk distance with QikPik

Is QikPik applicable to my warehouse?

QikPik is a WMS plug-in that is compatible with Manhattan, Blue Yonder, Reflex and many other WMSs through a simple API integration.

It can be applied to a variety of picking types; batch, order, retail, eComm, one-way, two-way, manual, LLOP etc.

Warehouse infographic showing Optimisation Process

Benefits of QikPik

  • Increased labour productivity through reduced pick-walk distance
  • Reduced cost of order picking to grow contract margins and protect revenue streams
  • Increased order throughput with operational efficiency to meet growing customer demand
  • Rapid return on investment without need for CapEx, long lead times and disruption

Next Steps


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Initial Free Consultation

30 minutes

Together we’ll assess your existing warehouse processes, environment and data to validate the technical and commercial viability of QikPik for your warehouse operation.


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Feasibility Study

2-4 weeks

Using historic pick data and corresponding warehouse layout we will map the pick locations to identify the optimum sequence and route for every pick list. We will then calculate the reduction in pick-walk distance and financial savings that QikPik would drive. Before further validation of joint onsite testing.


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6 weeks

Go-live supported by QikPik license, compute and support to realise and maintain the projected benefits; with intensive joint implementation, early life support, remote monitoring, regular reviews and on-site visits throughout.

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