August 28 2015

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Five strategies for optimizing warehouse operations with automation

In a recent article published by Material Handling Wholesaler, Dan Labell, president, Westfalia Technologies, explains the five strategies that are used for optimizing warehouse operations with automation.

From SKU proliferation, to e-commerce, to increasing customer demand, changes and trends in today’s supply chains have significantly complicated the warehousing industry. Now, as warehousing organizations look for new ways to stay ahead of these shifts and challenges, many are embracing automation technology to drive new efficiencies.

To help jumpstart efforts, here are the five strategies Labell suggests:

  1. Retrofit Your Existing Facility with a High-density AS/RS
  2. Consolidate Disparate Facilities
  3. Automate Picking
  4. Incorporate Just-in-time (JIT) Fulfillment Methods
  5. Integrate with an Warehouse Execution System (WES)

While these are only a few strategies to consider, you are bound to realize long-term success with warehouse automation.

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