“Warehouse modernization” is an evergreen term that businesses use regularly as a reference to their intentions. However, intentions don’t necessarily equate to serious action. While incremental improvements are easily embraced, there are four major improvements that many businesses are less enthusiastic about. These updates aren’t glamorous, but they’re essential for operation continuity and profitability.
While Wi-Fi connectivity is generally ubiquitous throughout the workplace, our homes and even in most public spaces where we dine or travel, wireless technology evolved from warehouse and distribution centers. Given the origins of wireless networking, providing reliable wireless connectivity in this environment is not entirely mastered by many businesses in the same way it is in the front offices.
Large open facilities like warehouses, distribution centers and their adjacent yards pose specific challenges coming from the building materials, the distances (and height), interior equipment and infrastructure and the types of wireless devices in use.
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.
Warehouse technology has evolved rapidly since the internet turned every business into a catalog company. There is almost nothing that a customer doesn’t expect they can have delivered to their door in only a day or two.
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.
It may be the ideal amalgamation of technologies: RFID, in which electronically stored information located in tags is automatically identified and tracked via electromagnetic fields, and lean manufacturing principals of systematically reducing wastes with no sacrifice of productivity. The ease of tracking the entire manufacturing and supply process that RFID provides improvements in efficiency and contributes to this elimination of waste.
Real-time location services (RTLS) work to make large-scale operations more efficient. Factories, refineries, manufacturers need to know, in precise detail, where things are in large operations. Otherwise, it may take hours to locate vital resources, shipment or tools. Losing any expensive equipment, and taking the time to find it, reduces productivity and profits.
Delivering products is crucial to any businesses success, and not offering same day delivery can make you lose out to the competition. If your business is looking to improve its bottom line, increase customer satisfaction, and become a more efficient company, it may be time to learn how to increase productivity.
The Zebra study looks at supply chains, and what they do to improve their efficiency. In the future, many companies will want to expand, so it’s imperative that a company runs better. Using advanced technology will improve productivity, and make a company more efficient.
The Zebra MC9200 was introduced to the tech world back in June of 2013, building upon the original design of the MC9000 series, which was once called the "world's best-selling industrial mobile computer," according to Zebra has since sold over two million units since its launch, which is quite a large number considering the type of product in question. The newest model, the MC9200, is compatible with all existing accessories and peripherals previously designed for the mobile computer series, allowing a large customer base to simply upgrade their existing device without replacing every single item they have purchased over time. In terms of an investment, that fact cannot be beat.
Topics: Warehouse Managment
So many years ago the green screen was fine. Now times have changed and user expectations are drastically evolving. There are many applications out there that are still using this decades old way of interacting with back end systems. What businesses may not realize is that there are inherent productivity gains in transitioning from green screen to an All Touch TE experience.
Topics: Warehouse Managment