Order fulfillment continues to become more efficient as warehouse automation technology evolves. Voice collection is one of the most recent technological advances to disrupt the order fulfillment status quo. Vocollect is a hands-free order fulfillment solution that tackles the problems traditionally encountered in complex order fulfillment to offer a simple, user-friendly solution. The result is a comprehensive lineup of organizational benefits across varying use case scenarios that increase profitability, employee retention, and customer satisfaction.
RFID has found its way into nearly every industry and every part of the supply chain. But common misperceptions about its extensibility continue to persist, as imaginations for its use have not kept pace with some of the capabilities and it's steadily decreasing the cost to implement. But as the cost and variety of tags get more diverse every day, so do the potential applications.
While techniques to maintain and track inventory under a roof are well-established and somewhat ubiquitous, outdoor storage still lags in performance as many businesses ignore some of the basic rules that they followed when setting up their warehouse. While the warehouse space might be packed with advanced scanning and conveyor equipment, high bay racks served by aisle pickers and perhaps even robots, outdoor areas tend to suffer from lack of attention to the same level of precision and order that is valued in the warehouse.
In this article, we will discuss outdoor storage by differentiating between simple bulk storage facilities and yard management facilities, which are used to store containers, trailers, and trucks.
As we’ve noted on multiple occasions in this blog, there are some big advantages that businesses are starting to discover about Voice Collection. While we have walked through a lot of the potential processes that can be improved and the “how to” of how it works, it is perfectly reasonable that many of our readers have asked “Does it really work like that?” or “Is it REALLY that easy?”
While initially underwhelming the logistics world in the 90’s, RFID has been growing exponentially in the last five to seven years. With good reason, it has led to many businesses taking a second look at the technology and wondering if it has indeed, reached a point where it should be replacing barcodes.
Facility-wide changes aren’t Easy and not always optimal.
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Something we see with every facility we visit is the desire by managers to continually look for new ways to improve on their KPIs and find innovative ways to do that. While every manager would love to have the resources to rebuild their warehouse facility, its processes, and layout from the ground up, this is possible only in the rare case that the business is growing so fast it can afford to build out a separate new facility to replace the older one when it is ready (or moving to an entirely new location).
One of the constant challenges that warehouses face is managing and maintaining an accurate count of all of their inventory. Not only do you have to keep track of everything on the floor, but you also have to manage what is being picked and shipped, as well as what is coming in. Because there are so many moving parts, many warehouses fall behind and are unable to stay on top of everything.