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The 'Internet of Things' or IoT is a term that has rapidly taken center stage in business and consumer technology circles, with tremendous amounts of hype in both.
Don't be distracted if some of the hypothetical consumer examples of the IoT seem far-fetched; the trend has serious implications for businesses.
Voice-enabled work is one element in a broad management strategy to improve order accuracy, increase productivity, and reduce labor costs in the supply chain. This complimentary white paper is designed to help you speak the ROI language, and provides a calculation formula to present the performance and financial payback from a variety of voice-enabled applications.
Posted on 09/18 at 04:43 PM
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This white paper will outline the use of automated, software-driven picking technologies such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules for inventory picking. These automated picking technologies can slash fulfillment times, labor needs and warehouse footprint requirements, while vastly improving throughput and worker productivity. This supports same-day and next-day delivery objectives and boosts customer satisfaction. Download the complimentary white paper.
Trends in retail are continuing to drive tremendous changes in distribution. While many companies have struggled to adapt, new concepts and equipment are coming online to meet future demands without need of wholesale changes or large investments. Download the complimentary white paper, Simplifying fulfillment's 'last move' with 'rack-to-shelf' equipment options, and learn how simple equipment and strategies can make a big impact.
For many end-of-line packaging professionals, the choice of pallet packaging method may not immediately surface when designing, upgrading or refurbishing a production line. This white paper explains the aspects that should be considered when choosing a pallet packaging method, as the choice can significantly impact overall profitability and distribution chain performance.
Posted on 09/04 at 12:42 PM
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This white paper outlines a calculation for estimating the true cost of mispicks in order fulfillment to an operation. It also presents technology solutions to improve pick accuracy, and shares a calculation for determining the savings they can deliver. Download the complimentary white paper.
Lorillard Tobacco prides itself on delivering consistent, high-quality product to its customers. To ensure nonconforming product does not leave its factory, the company employs extensive quality assurance measures throughout its manufacturing process. Although its legacy palletizing system met all requirements for throughput, reliability and safety, all 36 packaging lines fed the same two palletizers, which made tracing defective product back to the packaging line of origin a long, arduous process.
Posted on 08/08 at 01:13 PM
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For companies large and small, an often overlooked key to handling sales growth in their DC is having the right picking strategies and technologies. Your current facility can do more than you think -- you just need to take a hard look at your current equipment and processes to maximize productivity with improved strategies or advanced technologies.
Manufacturers that address the fundamental requirements know that "Top-to-Shop" isn't an urban legend anymore.
Those that have eliminated the disconnect between the shop floor (the production line) and the top floor (senior management up to C-suite) have succeeded in enhancing the extended supply chain. More importantly, their executive leadership consistently achieves business goals-with the help of those on the line and in plant, operations, and management.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:52 AM
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Preventing downtime in the warehouse is a constant battle. Critical elements for warehouse processes are scanners and rugged mobile computers that capture data quickly and accurately for order picking, put-away, replenishment, shipping, receiving, and other processes.
When data capture devices are not running at optimal performance Managed Mobile Services provides automation and outsourcing of the management responsibilities of mobility and makes support available to minimize downtime.
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