Automation in warehouses had its beginnings in the ‘70s with both case and piece picking technologies. There has been an increase in warehouse installations over the past decade for the United States as the hardware and systems support technologies have evolved to become more flexible, reliable and cost-effective. TranSystems has designed, justified and helped implement many warehouse automation facilities for a variety of clients, helping them to reach and exceed their goals of meeting peak throughput requirements in short time windows that could not be effectively met with conventional or mechanized processes, maintaining very high accuracy levels, minimizing labor costs and improving supply chain performance.
Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers in food, healthcare and other consumer goods companies are using the latest in automation to replenish pick slots, pick orders, sequence SKUs and build mixed SKU pallets and totes to conform to very specific requirements for “store friendly/aisle friendly” formats, while reducing labor and touches. Automation has enabled companies to reduce damages, selection errors, order cycle time and transportation costs. The availability and lower cost for the sophisticated software required to manage these systems has made it more practical for both suppliers (manufacturers and consumer packaged goods) and end users (retailers and wholesalers) to attain overall supply chain competitive advantages through automation. Warehouse automation may be the right solution for your company. TranSystems can help you make this critical decision.
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