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4 benefits of warehouse automation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-May-2018 09:48:49

Believe it or not, warehouse automation is not a recent innovation. In fact, the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) was invented back in 1953, while the first automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) was installed in the 1960s.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Automation, warehouse productivity, industrie 4.0, warehouse management, smart warehouse, Robotics, Warehouse

Why vertical storage space improves picking and packing

Posted by CeMAT Team on 10-Jun-2016 09:30:32

If storage density is a concern to you, it may be having a greater impact on your business than you realise. The net working storage capacity of a warehouse or distribution centre generally shouldn’t surpass an 85% utilisation level, otherwise you may experience a reduction in productivity due to over-congestion of receiving/shipping docks, operating aisles and commingling of multiple SKU’s or pallets.

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Topics: warehouse productivity, warehouse storage capacity, vertical storage, Warehouse spacing, smart warehouse