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Add Up The Savings In Three Key Areas For Significant ...

Available warehouse space is at a premium, according to CBRE, with demand outpacing construction by 169 million square feet. And space is pricey too, with rents jumping by 19.2% since 2015. Pair that with the rise of e-commerce (now approaching ...
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Sustainable Parcel Delivery: Innovative Solutions Address Last Mile Challenges

Last mile delivery costs account for more than 50% of the total cost of global parcel delivery ($78.5 billion), found a report from McKinsey & Company. Further, parcel deliveries are expected to double in volume by 2026. That not only ...
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10 Tips For Implementing Automated Fulfillment Solutions

To remain competitive and meet customers’ expectations for virtually on-demand product availability and delivery, more and more omni-channel retailers are contemplating automation for some (or all) of processes within their fulfillment operations. Just as there are a variety of opportunities ...
AGVSTechnology

Three Key AGV Functions Controlled By Variety Of Technologies

Computer-controlled and wheel-based, automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems navigate throughout a manufacturing plant or warehouse (or on pavement outside) to retrieve, transport and deliver loads from one point to another. Just as there are a variety of different types of ...
AS/RSTechnology

How Small To Midsize E-Commerce Retailers Can Transition From Manual ...

With all the challenges facing e-commerce retailers today, and consumer expectations for faster delivery times at no charge rising all the time, it’s become even more imperative for small and midsize online merchants to minimize costs and maximize throughput. One ...
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Why Blockchain’s Potential To Transform Supply Chain Management Needs More ...

The popular press has increasingly touted the expectation that Blockchain will make a substantial impact upon supply chain management. Blockchain, or a decentralized, distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of secure data records, significantly decreases the risk of ...
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Industry 4.0 And IIoT: Transforming Material Handling And Supply Chains

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are two terms that are increasingly part of the conversation in material handling and supply chain circles. But how does an operations manager separate the hype from the reality? MHI’s Solutions ...
AS/RSTechnology

E-commerce And Its Demands For Single Item Selectivity Driving Latest ...

The latest innovations in automated storage and retrieval systems (also known as AS/RS or ASRS) are being driven by the demands of e-commerce and omni-channel retail, as warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) try to maximize inventory capacity, density and throughput ...
AGVSTechnology

How To Calculate The Return On Investment Of An Automatic ...

Thinking of investing in an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system? Then you’re probably also thinking about how to cost-justify its implementation. Although no two AGV systems are the same, there is a basic calculation to help determine roughly how long ...
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How To Address Barriers To New Technology Implementations With A ...

With supply chains continuously taxed to meet the item variety and same-day delivery demands from consumers—particularly those in e-commerce—more operations are considering investments in the latest automation technologies with an eye toward streamlined processes and increased capacity. But woe to ...