Tag: Automation Implementation

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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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Mobile Robots Support Safer Fulfillment Environments During Pandemic

One of the many well-documented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been consumers’ shift to shopping online instead of in-store. The result has sent warehouses and distribution centers into a frenzy as they attempt to meet the rapidly rising demands ...
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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 ...
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Three Ways Robotic Solutions Are Addressing COVID-19 Supply Chain Challenges

Although there have been concerns over the years that robots will ultimately replace humans — and take their jobs — in manufacturing, distribution and order fulfillment, their availability during the shutdowns associated with COVID-19 has helped numerous facilities maintain productivity. ...
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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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Three Ways To Improve The Human-Robot Working Relationship

Historically, industrial robotic automation used in manufacturing and distribution applications required perimeter guarding and other safety mechanisms to prevent contact between personnel and the robot. Not anymore, however. With advances in sensor technologies and programming interfaces that make it much ...
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How Software Makes Automation Even More Effective

As noted by the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Embracing the Digital Mindset: Connecting Data, Talent and Technology in Digital Supply Chains,” released at MODEX 2020, the top supply chain challenge continues to be extreme competition for talent (with 57 ...