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 Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Order Fulfillment, Systems Integration, Warehouse
I can't tell you how many times I have walked into a warehouse and heard the magic words, "I'm out of space." What they are really saying is “I’m out of locations” – they just don’t see it from that aspect. Since the nature of humans (especially those who work in warehouses) is to fill all empty space ... space mysteriously disappears.
There are a number of strategies you can follow to generate or reclaim space. The obvious one is to build or to find and move into more space. As a
Posted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Equipment Service, Material Handling Equipment
Biggest bang for the buck – replacing, refurbishing or retrofitting your conveyor system? Unlike fine wine, conveyor systems do not usually get better with age and with 77% of the respondents in a recent MH&L magazine poll indicating their systems are five plus years old it might time to evaluate.
If your facility has five and ten year plus old conveyor equipment, it might be time to look at your system and see how to make sure the system matches your business objectives and