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Robotics in the Warehouse

The collaborative role of robots and humans leads to big results. The term “robots” gets thrown around loosely, especially in the context of material handling. While it represents a very broad category of equipment, it can be helpful to understand ...
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Forward Pick Area—Design and Operations

Picking can be one of the most labor intensive areas of a warehouse, and as a result, also one of the most costly—it can account for approximately 35 percent of your warehousing operating costs. In general, companies have tackled their ...
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Digitization of Intralogistics: Labor

Managing information rather than products is a good way to attract and retain labor—key in today’s environment. One of the most critical topics in today’s warehousing and manufacturing is digitization of intralogistics. It represents the flow of both materials and ...
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ASRS in the Cold Chain

Work in cold-chain warehousing is not for everyone—it’s a tough environment to sell to potential employees. This is on top of a labor shortage that is hitting warehousing particularly high. Most employers admit that their number one challenge is finding ...
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Creating a Flexible Order Fulfillment Operation

If warehouse managers have a goal, it’s to create and manage a flexible, agile order fulfillment operation. While that goal had been out of reach for years, today’s technology makes it more feasible. That’s important because today’s rapid-paced operations require ...
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ASRS is Perfect for Social Distancing

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many front-line workers were put in the vulnerable position of working in crowded spaces with little PPE. Their exposure rates and illness rates trended ahead of employees in other lines of work who could ...
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Supply Chain Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

When the pandemic first hit back in March 2020, the assumption was that it would be a quick blip on the timeline. More than two years on, however, and all companies know better. Unfortunately for the supply chain, there were ...
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ASRS as a Solution to the Labor Shortage

As the labor pool dwindles, automation like ASRS becomes the smart solution. Roughly 11 million employees have exited the workforce over the past couple years, according to some estimates. In many cases, these employees said they were seeking safer, more ...
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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 ...
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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 ...