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Think Robotics Is Out Of Reach For Small And Mid-Sized ...

As more consumers turn to online shopping, they’re also expecting more variety in the types of merchandise available. Thanks to the “Amazon effect,” customers also expect shorter delivery times, fast order fulfillment, and consistent product availability as they shop for ...
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Warehouse Software: Discerning The Differences Between WMS, WCS And WES

Not so long ago, the softwares that governed the operation of warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers were fairly delineated in their functions, with each handling a different aspect of a facility such as inventory, equipment, or employees. Today, however, ...
AS/RSTechnology

Store More Inventory In A Smaller Footprint With ASRS Technologies

As a tidal wave of consumers have been busily filling their electronic shopping carts over the past several months, manual distribution and fulfillment operations have struggled to keep up with the demand. In addition to the sheer uptick in order ...
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Standardized Options Enable Flexible Customization Of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) ...

Often hailed for their inherent flexibility in terms of navigation, fleet expansion, and task adaptability, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are also offered in a variety of configurations and load capacities to support various material handling needs. Typically, the vehicles are ...
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Lessons From Operations That Implemented An Automated Micro Fulfillment System

In the previous post, highlighting “The Journey to Automated Micro Fulfillment” webinar presented by the Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems Industry Group of MHI, the key considerations for developing a strategy to deploy automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) in ...
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Key Considerations When Developing An Automated Micro Fulfillment Strategy

More retail operations are exploring their options to add automated micro fulfillment technologies into their stores’ backrooms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These solutions help mitigate the challenges retailers experienced with limited inventory, store-based pickers crowding aisles, restricted ...
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Three Ways Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) Are Helping Operations Successfully ...

The challenges faced by warehousing and distribution operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been widely reported: staffing challenges with employees absent due to illness, childcare needs, or concerns about contracting the virus at work; implementation of social ...
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Why Pairing Forked AGVs With AMRs Delivers Better ROI

Companies considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles — such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) — sometimes erroneously believe that they have to exclusively choose one solution or the other. Often, as is the case ...
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Converting Equipment From Manual To Autonomous Operation? Ensure All Affected ...

To increase throughput without adding more labor or square footage, many facilities are retrofitting manual equipment to provide automated operation. Post-retrofit, it might be tempting to only test one updated unit in a fleet of multiple upgraded systems in an ...
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Calculating The Potential ROI For A Robotic Installation

When determining the potential return on investment (ROI) in an automated material handling solution such as robotics, most projects are evaluated based on net present value (NPV), minimum acceptable rate of return (ROR), the payback period, and other methods. Yet, ...