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The quest to boost worker productivity and improve customer fulfillment is driving materials handling professionals to increase strategic investments in advanced warehouse mobility solutions.
Just where and why are these investments being made?
Identifying waste in your warehouse is the first step to eliminating it. While people and buildings are pretty well fixed, there are ways to better utilize your existing infrastructure and improve processes that will positively impact your bottom line.
What is it that your customers want from your warehouse and logistics operations? Top challenges for warehouses and supply chains are customer demand for lower delivered costs, faster response times, and increased customer service expectations, according to The 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report.
Trends and realities continuously challenge warehouse operators increasing the pressures to operate efficiently and deliver optimal service levels. Add omni-channel retailing strategies, more discerning customers, and the need to replace aging equipment and platforms to the mix, and it's clear that warehouse and DC managers really do have their work cut out for them.
In today's supply chain, the only constant is change.
Our white paper 'Change Your Perspective: Four Keys to Effectively Adapting to Rapid Change in the Distribution Center Environment' provides key insights on not only adapting to trends, but which trends will enable you to achieve running the warehouse of the future.
One indisputable fact exists: Warehouse automation is one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced. Given this fact, the decision to implement an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) should be an easy one to reach.
Posted on 03/10 at 12:21 PM
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Process improvement leads the way for understanding how automation can reduce human effort and intervention. Yet 39% of companies have not performed process reengineering in the last year.
Fast and easy access to real-time business intelligence is critical to meeting demands and keeping pace with change. Download this complimentary white paper to learn why manufacturers are embracing mobile technology to stay competitive -- and what you should know before you invest.
Posted on 02/27 at 02:15 PM
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Data capture, data collection, barcoding, and mobility technologies are not new. However 70% of warehouses and distribution centers report significant technology gaps preventing them from capturing the benefits of data capture innovations.
Under pressure to reduce operating costs, some operations may cut corners and service their capital equipment investments with non-OEM spare parts. While these "knockoffs" may have a marginally cheaper purchase price, they can result in expensive and stressful system failure.
Posted on 02/23 at 11:52 AM
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