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Using ASRS to Offset the Labor Shortage

Labor Shortage: When the pandemic broke out in 2020, one of the hardest-hit populations were front-line workers, like warehouse employees. Warehouse employees worked long hours to keep up with customer demands and faced Covid exposure at a higher level than ...
ProductivitySLAMWorkforce

Offsetting Labor Shortages with SLAM

The labor shortage isn’t going anywhere soon and the costs to attract reliable labor continue to rise. In some cases, warehouses and manufacturers are paying $30 an hour and higher to entice employees. Even then, reliability of those high-paid workers ...
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Robotics – The Buyer’s Journey, Part II

Robotics systems can be one of the most daunting investments you’ll make, and the buying journey includes critical steps to reach a successful integration. You’ll want to find the right partner with the right solutions to create a well-prepared contract—one ...
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The CSS Member Value Committee-Podcast

The CSS Member Value Committee Podcast: In this episode, guests Mike Drolet, Industry Development Manager- Logistics & Packaging at Murrelektronik Dennis Katterheinrich, Global Business Development – Logistics with Sumitomo Drive Technologies dive into the member value of one of MHI’s ...
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Lights Out: The Role of ASRS

The concept of lights-out warehousing has been circulating in the material handling world for years. Yet, the exact concept varies depending on who you ask, as does the certainty that true lights-out operations is achievable. But one thing most material ...
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Large Parcel Shipping is Growing

For the past couple of decades, parcel shipping automation was limited to the low-hanging fruit—small- and medium-sized parcels. These packages, whether Amazon products, mailers, or consumer goods, passed through distribution centers in high volumes. They still do, especially since the ...
Conveyor/SortationWorkforce

How Parcel Handling Conveyors And Sortation Solutions Can Mitigate The ...

Consumer spending during 2021’s holiday season — between November and December — is forecast to grow anywhere from 8.5% to 10.5% over 2020, says the National Retail Federation (NRF). In dollars, that’s a range of $843.4 billion to $859 billion. ...
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Six Ways Automation Addresses Old And New Labor Issues

Staffing distribution centers and warehouses was challenging even before COVID-19 emerged in 2020, as unemployment rates have remained historically low over the past several years while competition for scarce workers drove wages increasingly higher. With the onset of the pandemic ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Social Distancing In The Warehouse Made Easier With Robotics

Warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) utilizing social distancing (and other) policies to safeguard the health and well-being of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to continue to do so even after widespread vaccinations tamp down on coronavirus. That’s ...
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Software + Machines + Workers = Highly Efficient, Real-Time Decision ...

Achieving a fully optimized warehouse — one that is highly efficient because it leverages data that enables management to make informed decisions in real-time — requires more than just software and controls, hardware solutions, and trained workers. Rather, it is ...