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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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Maintenance Check: From Reactive to Predictive

Modern tools are changing the way you maintain your equipment—with big savings to be had. The normal, long-standing tradition with material handling equipment is to react when something fails. Your conveyor grinds to a halt and you bring in your ...
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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 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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3 Ways Digital Tools Improve Warehouse Labor Productivity

The labor shortage is impacting every level of business, from the warehouse floor operator on up to the C-suite. The result is that organizations are embracing all types of technology to help improve warehouse labor productivity. From advanced software to ...
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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 ...
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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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With Workforce Challenges Prompting Greater Interest In Robots, MHI’s New ...

Although robotics technology already plays a significant role in the automation of distribution centers and warehouses—and several established MHI industry groups focus on areas within the material handling industry that utilize robotics—recent trends prompted MHI to form its newest industry ...
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Six Ways To Staff An Automated Distribution Center

As more and more warehouses and fulfillment operations explore opportunities to add automation to their processes, they’re also recognizing that not everyone in their current workforce possesses the skills to work with and/or maintain those systems. That’s means—as the repetitive ...