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Automation Off-sets Warehousing Labor Shortage

Unemployment recently hit a 10 year low, sending a wake-up call that companies need to invest in technology to increase productivity in warehousing and distribution operations! The US Job Market added more jobs than expected, lowering the US Unemployment rate to a 10-year low.  The latest report shows the addition of 138,000 jobs with the…

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Value Stream Mapping

Eliminate Waste in your Order Fulfillment Operation with Value Stream Mapping In an earlier post, we discussed how upfront planning to define the right DC design road map can lead to free warehouse automation thanks to a rapid ROI generating significant cost savings. Studies show that best-in-class companies that emphasize continuous improvement, invest in value…

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How Mechatronics Shows the Path to Higher Productivity in Order Fulfillment Automation

Far too often, distribution operations compartmentalize areas and direct managers to focus on solving daily operational issues and requirements in specific departments within the distribution center (DC). However, a more effective approach is to combine higher accuracy and more efficient design driven with technologies such as pick-to-voice, and then combine better picking with pack automation…

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Why Speaker Independent Voice is the Right Choice for your D.C.

Picking can be the most labor-intensive activity in omni-channel e-commerce order fulfillment operations, especially piece picking operations. Orders requiring rules like a specific package, color, accessory, promotional item, document, or gift wrapping benefit the most from voice technology because it directs and instructs operators on the required shipment and packing rules. Voice is highly flexible…

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Finding the Right Tool for Warehouse Control Efficiency in Omni-Channel E-commerce Order Fulfillment

It’s abundantly clear that growth of online retail is impacting every company, regardless of size and industry.   Virtually every company requires an e-commerce order fulfillment strategy within their distribution operation. Many operations are struggling to blend split case, low SKU count orders into a more traditional predominately full case, full pallet LTL order profile operation;…

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