Category: Warehouse Management System

How Are Robots Changing Warehousing and Distribution?

Starting with Amazon Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world. In 2018 it came second only to Walmart, and that is in large part due to the tens of thousands of robots it utilizes in its warehouses. As of Jan. 1, 2017, more than 30,000 robots were being used for order fulfillment …

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Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need to Keep in Mind (Part 2)

This is the second of a 2-part series on the implementation of AGVs on the shop floor. Things to Consider When Planning the Introduction of an AGV System What to Automate? First, companies need to identify a candidate process to automate, the material flow paths within the process and the load to be transported automatically. …

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Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need to Keep in Mind (Part 1)

This is the first of a 2-part series on the implementation of AGVs on the shop floor. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around in factories as early as the 1950s, where a “driverless vehicle” manufactured by Barrett Electronics, in Illinois, could follow the electromagnetic field of a wire located in the factory ceiling or, …

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Quick Ways You Can Optimize Your Warehouse Layout

Your productivity is directly related to your warehouse layout. With just a few changes, you’ll get more organized storage, faster order processing and safer working grounds. The best way to boost your productivity is through rethinking your warehouse. Evaluate Storage There are always products in every warehouse that seem to sit on the shelves gathering …

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How Technology Can Optimize Warehouse Efficiency

Warehouses, much like any other competitive industry, are beginning to utilize emerging technologies in new and cost-effective ways. These technological breakthroughs make warehouses more efficient, safer and generally more sophisticated than the warehouses of the past. The types of technology are varied and serve different purposes, so here are examples of some of the best …

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