When it comes to some areas in your warehouse, big improvements are often hard to come by. This is especially true for typically labor-intensive areas like picking, or other areas where the work is irregular in timing and cumbersome, like Receiving.
Wireless Goes Where the Hardhat Doesn’tConstruction Site Safety
Construction jobs are inherently dangerous. The mixture of heavy machinery, deep holes, extreme heights, concrete, steel beams, chemicals, etc. is always going to create the potential for all types of injuries and even fatalities. In 2014 in the US alone, there were nearly 5,000 fatal occupational injuries, of which construction led with 17% of the total despite employing only 6% of the workforce in the evaluation. The most common worksite hazards for construction workers were workplace falls, electrocution, being struck by objects or being caught between two objects.
Modernization is, to pardon the pun, a somewhat old phrase. Derived from French in about 1770, there really is nothing new about it! In your professional experience, you might be thinking you’ve been modernizing for your entire career. But in the context of modern logistics and DC processes, it refers to a specific “trend,” if you will, of not just updating specific systems with new equipment and software, but a more significant step of evolving from a set of legacy technologies to an entirely new type of system.
Our March to The Fully Mobile Workplace
“Mobile” is a ubiquitous word in our society today, driven mainly by the advancements in digital technology that gave us our smartphones (formerly known as “mobile phones”) as well as many new advancements in business and the world of commerce.
While we have focused on our expertise and solutions in RFID, “mobile” infers a long list of things that are now deployed in distribution centers, including but not limited to:
We’re just two years from 2020, but the warehousing industry has already made huge strides in enabling smarter warehouses with more efficient and accurate operations.
Within the next five years, companies using handheld devices, will move from Windows to Android Operating System in one of the biggest industry platform shifts ever. Windows Embedded CE version 6, debuted in 2006, represents a majority of all embedded devices’ operating systems. There are millions of handheld devices that delivery people, store clerks, and warehouse workers often carry to manage inventory, process orders, and verify delivery. These devices are most commonly found in:
- Manufacturing Industries
- Transport and Logistics Companies
- Retail and Healthcare.
Microsoft's coming end of support for Windows Embedded is forcing the industry to look elsewhere.