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B2B Warehousing: Automation to Transform your Operations

Jason Tenorio | 30 September 2020

Our second webinar of the Supply Chain Explained: LIVE series featured advice from Bastian Solutions’ Director of Consulting, Jason Tenorio, on challenges everyone in the B2B warehousing world is facing.

The country has seen a large increase in onshoring due to international transportation issues, along with shutdowns or extreme volume losses in the food service, retail and entertainment industries. In some situations, B2B warehouses are being converted to ecommerce shipping sites, and are being asked to drop-ship direct to consumer orders. We’ve also seen an increase in labor shortages and turnover rates – making it that much harder to meet demand.

Many Bastian Solutions customers have indicated that order sizes are shrinking, and piece picking is increasing. Automation is the go-to solutions for resolving these issues, and return-on-investment can remain intact while addressing mentioned challenges. The use of picking technologies, unit sortation, goods to person technology, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), robotics and even new warehouse software solutions are being considered – and it’s important to thoroughly analyze data relating to your operation before deciding which option is best.

Bastian Solutions’ consulting group exists to provide engineering support and guidance for those looking to make these kinds of changes. They use detailed research, extensive data analytics and creative concept development to provide recommendations based on your unique business goals and requirements.

We are already seeing implementation of many of these methods across the globe in many companies’ efforts to stay competitive. The full webinar recording is available here to watch, or you can contact our independent consultants with any questions.

Not much time to view the webinar? Here are the key timestamps:

  • Understanding B2B: 6:02
  • Picking Technologies: 9:30
  • Unit Sortation: 12:48
  • Goods to Person: 14:35
  • ASRS: 18:48
  • Autonomous Vehicles: 20:51
  • Robotics: 23:13
  • Software: 26:39
  • Consulting: 27:56
  • Q&A: 31:56

 

Author: Jason Tenorio

Jason Tenorio is the Director of Consulting at Bastian Solutions. In this roles, Jason leads client consulting engagements and develops new opportunities for consulting work with external customers. He has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering and has nearly 30 years of design, simulation, consulting, and technical sales experience.

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