Get Ready to Automate Your Warehouse

Logistics has evolved significantly in recent years. Today, it offers a multitude of smart solutions at the cutting edge of technology. This progression has gone hand in hand with the steady automation of warehouses, a key strategy for businesses to successfully reduce their logistics costs, optimize their goods flows, and increase their long-term throughput.

Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are an increasingly common and effective solution. Warehouse management systems (WMSs), meanwhile, have become highly sophisticated. Thanks to WMSs, logistics centers can better leverage their resources and stand out from the competition. The main characteristics of automated warehousing solutions is that they enable cost savings. Additionally, they make it easier for logistics managers to keep their goods fresh (e.g., perishable products) and to ensure tight control of their stock as well as the safety of their employees.

Are you wondering whether the person-to-goods method can help to improve your facility’s throughput? To know whether the time has come to automate your warehouse, it’s vital to understand just what logistics automation is and to assess a series of factors. The experts at Interlake Mecalux have set out several of these elements in this e-book to help you make the right decision.

4   Introduction
6   Picking Methods
6   1. Person-to-goods
7   2. Goods-to-person
8   Should I Automate my Warehouse? Factors to Assess
8   1. Time dedicated to picking
9   2. Scope of operating costs
10 3. Warehouse storage capacity
11 4. Order picking accuracy
11 5. Workstation ergonomics
11 6. Warehouse management
12 7. Number of orders processed
12 8. Goods security
12 9. Volume of products processed
13 Key Logistics Automation Data
14 Conclusion

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