Automation can help warehouses address problems of labor scarcity and rising inflation, but is it cost-effective enough to justify the effort? Jan Bednar, chief executive officer of Shipmonk, offers a perspective.
Over the past couple of years, a multitude of challenges have been thrown at supply chains that have caused what feels like a chain reaction of continuous disruption. Supply chain and procurement teams are tasked with sifting through the noise to find out what is relevant to their supplier base to ensure their supply network stays in equilibrium.
Recent supply chain disruptions have magnified ongoing trends that continue to challenge distribution operations. Warehouse management system (WMS) vendors have positioned new capabilities and existing features as key tools for addressing these challenges.
The warehouse management system (WMS) market is mature, but these applications need added functionality to keep up with growing customer demand, transportation capacity issues and labor shortages. Current WMS software is insufficient for optimizing processes, such as balancing inventory, labor and space, that will lead to meeting customer requirements for on-time, in-full deliveries. Warehouse resource planning and scheduling needs to be used with the WMS to optimize and orchestrate activities within warehouse operations.
Honeywell International Inc., a manufacturing and technology company, announced its latest solution in intelligent automated handling designed to help warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing sites receive, process and fill orders faster and more accurately while potentially reducing storage footprint.
The latest news, analysis, services and solutions regarding warehouse management systems (WMS) and their impact on warehousing and distribution centers. 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 are optimizing productivity, increasing efficiency and cutting costs. Learn how companies around the world are improving supply-chain operations through their strategic use of warehouse management systems and softwares.
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