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You're Shipping Smaller Orders, More Often and at Faster Service Levels. High-Speed sortation could be the answer. Operations are being asked to handle much smaller orders at much faster service levels than ever before. This expectation of speed and lean in-store inventory is trickling into retail replenishment as well, with demands for multiple smaller shipments per week, and POS replenishment overnight.
Posted on 05/06 at 12:16 PM
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Ordinarily, adding sales channels and growing sales make executives very happy. But sales growth does not always translate into additional profits. "Too much of a good thing" springs to mind when you're required to fulfill increased demand with a distribution system that was already at or over capacity. Neglecting the back end of the business can undermine new channels, increased market share and sales growth.
Motorola Solutions examined the current warehousing marketplace in the 2018 Warehouse Vision Report, based on research conducted in 2013.
The survey asked warehouse IT and operational personnel in the manufacturing, retail, wholesale and third party logistics (3PL) market segments to share their thoughts and plans for addressing the new industry realities over the next five years.
Supply chain visibility is the Holy Grail for warehouses and distribution centers where the fast and efficient movement of goods is the solution to satisfying customer demand.
This is especially true for the 68% of companies which are not satisfied with material movement efficiency from source to destination. These companies are seeking new ways to get the right goods to the right place at the right time. They are finding that change, complexity, compliance, competition, and connectivity are leading to further confusion.
This white paper outlines five ways to increase profits with automation. By implementing automated storage and retrieval equipment-such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules, multiple areas of a manufacturing or distribution facility will benefit from savings in inventory accessibility, floor space, time, improved ergonomics and better accuracy.
Distribution requirements are changing. Few distribution managers would quibble with that statement. The increase in the demand for mixed cases, mixed cartons, aisle ready pallets and, most importantly, the increase in the volume of e-commerce orders is driving new levels of investment in automation.
How will the industry manage a 54% increase in the number of SKUs?
Warehouse strategies are turning to multimodal data collection technologies. Projected growth of 113% to 142% for multimodal data collection -- barcoding, mobile devices, RFID, voice, pick-to-light -- will enhance workflows and position the facility to be more flexible and productive
A shift in the traditional warehouse software model is underway. The rise of e-commerce and growing adoption of automation to solve order fulfillment labor, speed and accuracy challenges is driving the need for a new real-time fulfillment execution systems software model.
Fulfillment execution systems usher in an era of real-time adaptive workflow for optimized omnichannel fulfillment and unprecedented efficiency and accuracy.
Posted on 03/20 at 02:23 PM
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You might have several reasons for needing a new ERP system, but with so many options, how do you make the right choice? If you're wondering whether a generic or an industry-specific solution is the best fit, or how to start the ERP selection process, you're not alone.
Posted on 03/07 at 10:31 AM
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It's easy to underestimate how much time is spent walking back and forth to fixed printers, computers, scales and other equipment. But it's a costly practice. By eliminating just 6 minutes of walking per hour, thousands of dollars can be saved over the course of a year. Converting a stationary workplace to a mobile powered workstation is the easiest, most economical way to increase productivity and start saving time and money immediately
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