Posted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Material Handling Equipment, Order Fulfillment, Systems Integration, Warehouse
Nothing drives profitability out of operations faster than mis-picks, mis-packs and general errors within your warehouse. Problems begin to show up with unhappy customers questioning why they ever started doing business with you in the first place (and who might never do business with you again). As a result, you decide to attempt to quickly to fix the problem(s) and their associated costs.
The fixes are holistic and have to touch many facets of your warehouse. First you'll need to
Posted in ASRS, Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Manufacturing, Material Handling Equipment, Order Fulfillment, Warehouse
What is a robotic ASRS carousel system? It's a goods-to-person picking system comprised of a robotic inserter-extractor system mounted in front of up to three tiers of horizontal carousels. Each of the carousels pre-position a pick location and wait for the robot to move up and down in front of them, storing and picking totes and delivering picked totes to a conveyor system that ultimately delivers
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With durable goods rocketing up a record 22.6% in July 2014, keeping pace in the warehouse can often be a challenge. Too often, the “only choice” is to throw labor at it and “sneaker power” becomes the best solution at the time.
Throwing labor at a problem is inefficient and costly on many levels. The key to corporate health and growth is being able to handle business fluctuations quickly and efficiently.
A “sometimes easier said thanPosted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Order Fulfillment, Warehouse
$20.00 Minimum Wage for Order Picking, Packing & Shipping... No Problem!
The question is, how will today’s organizations that order pick, pack, ship and assemble products be impacted on a new minimum wage increase? Seattle, Washington has recently passed its record setting increase of its minimum wage rates. It's a trend that's repeating across the country. Comments range from ridicule to praise.
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With all the hype and talk about same-day omnichannel and ecommerce order fulfillment and delivery, a recent UPS and corCom survey showed that 50% of online customers will select longer delivery times in order to get free shipping. Four out of five online consumers named free shipping as a top decision maker influencing who they purchase from. Likewise, 88% of the ominichannel and ecommerce customers surveyed read the fine print about returns on a retailer's website and 52% of onlinePosted in Order Fulfillment
Ditch the Drones - Free Shipping and Easy Returns Wins The Orders!
If you were warming up your omnichannel and ecommerce fulfillment drone fleet, ready to prove to your customers that your customer service is unchallenged … you can ground those bad boys (for now) and turn to more traditional means to improve your online customer satisfaction and sales levels.
Free shipping and easy returns are clearly the message being sent in a justPosted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Order Fulfillment, Warehouse
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We’re going to talk a little bit today about some concepts that may be foreign to a lot of distribution warehouse management operations. I actually am one of the exhibitors here. I started out as an operations person and I worked my way up through the ranks and ended up being a VP at several companies with globalPosted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Order Fulfillment, Warehouse
Do lean and green programs and initiatives still hold value today for warehouses and distribution centers trying to compete in the global economy?
Lean and green programs are more than simply concepts. They direct companies to conduct their operations in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner. Lean and green initiatives represent a way of creating more value for customers with fewer
Packing is Not an End of Line Operation
Even though the packing and shipping operations physically occur at the end of the order picking and fulfillment processes, intelligent pack station design requires that packing and shipping be approached holistically and considered as a fully integrated order picking and fulfillment operation.
Start by looking at order flow. How are orders reaching the packing operation - uniformly or in balanced or unbalanced zones?