Category: Warehouse Automation

How Much Automation is Enough?

Automation is about much more than just head count and those pesky people costs. But can there really be such a thing as too much automation? Spoiler Alert: too much automation can easily hinder rather than help. 

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Automation’s Impact on People: Finding a Winning Strategy

Right now, we’re sitting at 3.7% unemployment in the U.S. the lowest in 50 years. Some call this full employment while others think we are still a distance from that milestone. Whichever is right doesn’t really matter if you’re an operations manager in a warehouse or distribution center.

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Automation’s Impact on Costs: How to Impress Your CFO

Not every discussion between operating managers and CFOs is a closed loop. In fact, all too often there’s a question if both are even in the same orbit. You’ve probably been there.Not every discussion between operating managers and CFOs is a closed loop. In fact, all too often there’s a question if both are even in the same orbit. You’ve probably been there.

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Automation’s Impact on Costs

The real question is – where do you start to determine if automation can cut costs in your facility? 

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Maximizing the Impact of Automation on Processes

Automation should never be for automation’s sake. But there are several opportunities for process flow improvement with automation in established facilities.

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Is automation right for your operation?

Order volume, especially in e-commerce, continues to soar and automation is often the only way to keep up. Too many people have been performing for far too long tasks that are better handled by machines. Automation is affordable with ROIs for even highly complex systems coming in at three years or fewer.

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