What Is Warehouse Automation?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 29-Oct-2019 12:46:52

Today's logistics directors and operations managers will almost certainly be familiar with the term 'warehouse automation', but people sometimes interpret the phrase in different ways. Here's a brief guide to what the concept involves, both theoretically and in practical terms.

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Topics: Warehouse Automation

4 Benefits Of Post-Purchase Platforms

Posted by Jason Tindley on 22-Oct-2019 16:37:28


Call it what you will; after sales service, customer relations, or post-purchase marketing. Research shows that using automated post-purchase platforms (PPP), you have a 60/70% chance of converting a satisfied existing customer, and just a 5/20% chance of converting a new customer. Although all research points to large gains for retailers and brands, what are the benefits for a 3PL carrier who embraces post-purchase platforms in partnership with the suppliers?

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Automation

What Are The Key Inputs For ROI Calculations In Respect Of Warehouse Automation?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 15-Oct-2019 12:26:00

The use of automated systems within warehouses can positively impact performance, but to ascertain whether this is a suitable option for your business, you'll need to calculate your likely return on investment (ROI). Here are some of the factors you'll need to take into account.

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6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Embarking On Warehouse Automation

Posted by Jason Tindley on 20-Sep-2019 17:00:00

If you're considering automating your warehouse operations, it's vital to think your decision through carefully before committing to anything. Here are six things to investigate before you take the plunge:

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5 Advantages Of Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems

Posted by Jason Tindley on 10-Sep-2019 15:49:00

Popular with owners of contemporary warehouses attempting to automate their procedures, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are designed to enable companies to store goods in a compact and logical manner, and retrieve them with ease. These computer-controlled systems come in a number of different forms, but here are five ways in which your business could benefit if you install one of these practical systems.

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5 Benefits Of Warehouse Automation

Posted by Jason Tindley on 09-Jul-2019 09:58:00

Warehouse management systems are becoming more innovative by the month. Automation improves productivity and accuracy in ways that weren’t possible only a year ago. Orders can be grouped intelligently enough to reduce travel time, and that pace can be further enhanced by high-speed sorting, automatic storage and retrieval systems.

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How Warehouse Automation Works With IT Systems

Posted by Jason Tindley on 01-Jul-2019 10:07:00

Every aspect of warehouse automation is controlled by your IT system. Warehouse management systems (WMS) can’t function without accurate data input, and they shouldn’t be left to their tasks without the support of analytics. The best systems improve efficiency, speed, and cost. It’s tempting to rush into warehouse automation thinking that if it’s technologically evolved, it must be better than what you’ve been using until now, but your software should be built around your strategy. Your strategy should not be built around your software. WMS platforms are complex. They must be honed to suit your unique inventory and the rest of your business processes.

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Finding The Best Logistics Consultancy To Help Grow Your Business

Posted by Jason Tindley on 05-Apr-2019 11:16:20

Logistics is the biggest influencer on your customer satisfaction ratings. If that seems like a blanket statement, then think of it from your customers’ perspective. Happiness is getting the product they ordered quickly or at least on time. Their opinion of your business is rapidly broadcast across social media and review sites. What they say influences potential customers and therefore the growth of your business. The tricky bit is balancing 5-star fulfilment with tightly controlled costs and efficiencies.

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Topics: Logistics, Warehouse Automation, Logistics Consultancy

6 Ways To Increase Storage Space In The Warehouse

Posted by Jason Tindley on 06-Mar-2019 12:00:39

Available space inevitably gets used up under normal operating conditions. It’s almost a law of nature, just like Parkinson’s Law (work expands to fill the available time). Opportunistic bulk discount purchases, overstocking, old stock or just inefficiency eats up costly space. Suddenly you cannot add new lines that consumers are demanding. Your stock represents too much capital. Business is constrained by your warehouse capacity but expanding to an additional facility may not be feasible at this point. The only option is to increase storage space by better utilisation of what you have available. Where do you start?

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Space, Warehouse Automation

Time To Learn The Truth About Logistics Automation

Posted by Jason Tindley on 10-Oct-2018 09:21:23

Automating your warehouse can deliver very significant improvements in productivity and efficiency. It is possible to reduce costs while improving safety and improving productivity.

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Topics: Logistics, Warehouse Automation

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