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Order Fulfillment Technologies Compared

April 03, 2013
You know what your operation needs: a better, faster, and more accurate order fulfillment solution. As with most things, however, the order fulfillment process is much more complex and involves people, resources, record keeping, and transportation—all of which require time and management. The good news is that automation technology can ease the burden of picking processes, and we've compared the four popular order fulfillment solutions employed in many automated warehouses... Compare Picking Technologies >>

Material Handling Trends and Technologies Improving the Supply Chain

September 08, 2011
Today's economic climate has put enormous pressure on companies to obtain quicker returns on their investments, so as manufacturers research and develop new material handling equipment , this issue is becoming increasingly important. Customers want solutions that offer not only a strong return on investment but do so faster than ever before. The material handling industry is responding with new equipment, technology, and systems that enable complete supply chain visibility , thus allowing customers to see how their investments are impacting their overall operation. The following are just a few of the trends and technologies helping to make this possible. Read More >>

Having a Voice (Solution) In Your Future

September 14, 2010
Voice-directed warehousing activities have come a long way since they were first introduced. The biggest physical benefit that generally comes to mind is the ability to remove distractions such as scanning guns and pick lists, freeing both of the operator’s hands to perform work. A significant financial benefit , however, is the short amount of time in which a new operator can come up to productive speed using a properly deployed system. Still, voice technology seems to be a tough sell, even in some of the most ideal applications where documented payback is often less than 12 months.
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