Challenge: High-volume publisher was experiencing high growth, increasing demand, and a rotating, diminishing workforce. They needed to automate their manual operation to reduce reliance on labor, increase speed and earn substantial shipping discounts.
Solution: Inovity implemented an innovative and expansive solution using intelligent industrial automation software. Automation IQ™ (AIQ™) was able to connect numerous input/output points, process sub-second transactions, scan, divert, verify, sort, package, seal, label, weigh, re-verify and direct items for shipping, all without human intervention. The solution was installed concurrently with an elaborate, multi-level conveyance system and provided a fully-automated packing, sorting and manifesting system.
Results: Process automation software allowed client to eliminate 12 positions and repurpose workers to other high-demand areas. Automated sortation allowed for package grouping based on destination, postal or carrier, resulting in shipping discounts from major carrier. Connecting data from shipping and accounting systems improved customer service levels, allowing immediate tracking and status information. Access the full case study.
About the Solution Provider: Inovity is a specialty IT systems integrator and business process improvement company. We design and deliver innovative solutions to connect crucial business information between all points of activity, in real time. Established in 1993 as BarCode ID Systems, Inovity specializes in workforce mobility, ERP data mobilization and Auto ID solutions.