Given the global nature of today’s supply networks, multi-tier visibility, planning and execution has become very complex. To manage today’s complexities, current systems are forcing functional groups to resolve problems with outdated processes and approaches.
The pandemic economy permanently raised the bar for global supply chains, demanding unprecedented speed, scale and flexibility. Automation and robotics— notably, autonomous mobile robots—will be an essential competitive advantage.
Microlistics, a global provider of warehouse management systems (WMS), points to five common warehousing strategies that organizations need to master if they wish to be successful in a multi-channel world.
Until recently, flexible depalletizing has been particularly challenging for warehouse robots to handle. While humans can easily deal with unstructured and ever-changing tasks like unloading a random assortment of items, robotic programming has taken a while to catch up.
Robotic automation can provide tremendous value for distribution and fulfillment operations, but how do you know where to start, what to expect along the journey, and whether your organization is ready?
A combination of intensifying customer demands and massively disruptive events such as the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers to embrace innovation at an unprecedented pace.
The latest news, analysis, services and solutions regarding order fulfillment for warehousing and distribution. Today’s companies are moving goods across more suppliers, vendors and customers than ever before, and warehouses are critical points in the overall supply chain. New technologies in order fulfillment are transforming the way warehouses and distribution centers operate — allowing corporations to stay ahead of competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are improving supply-chain operations through their strategic use of order fulfillment solutions in the warehouse.
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