Tag: Automation Implementation

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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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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Simulation and Emulation in Risk Management

You’ve decided it’s time for a new sortation system in an existing building. Perhaps a change in packaging sizes or types is leading you to reconfigure your conveying systems. Or perhaps you have a greenfield project underway. In any case, ...
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Mitigating Risk with Simulation and Emulation

You’ve decided it’s time for a new sortation system in an existing building. Perhaps a change in packaging sizes or types is leading you to reconfigure your conveying systems. Or perhaps you have a greenfield project underway. In any case, ...
ProductivitySLAMTechnology

Introducing SLAM, MHI’s newest Industry Group

The newest industry group to fall under the MHI umbrella is the SLAM group, focused on scanning, labeling, application, and manifesting of outbound customer shipments. Like other industry groups within MHI, the newly formed group will be focused on an ...
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Taking A Holistic Approach To Warehouse Resource Optimization Through Software

Access to automation is no longer limited to the largest companies with the biggest budgets. Rather, as innovative technologies such as mobile automated vehicles, robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) have become more flexible and more affordable, mid-sized ...
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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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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 ...