Incorporating robots in your warehouse or order fulfillment operation may be a smart way to boost productivity and efficiency. Here, we discuss some of the most common robotic technologies that are used in the warehouse: AS/RS, G2P, AGVs/AGCs, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), and Articulated arms.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are becoming more and more popular amongst order fulfillment and material handling operations, but they aren’t a good fit for all businesses. Here are some great alternatives to AGVs that every operation should consider.
Warehouses, DCs, and order fulfillment operations have been struggling to find cheap labor in the tightening labor market. Here, we discuss how different warehouse automation technologies can help reduce labor costs and increase efficiency.
Upgrading your warehouse execution system (WES) is a smart investment, helping to streamline your operation and become more efficient. These questions will help you determine the functions and features a new system needs to make sense for your operation.
FedEx recently expanded their US operations to deliver packages 6-days/week. Many order fulfillment operations and retailers are wondering if they should make a similar change.
Retailers looking for a leg up in ecommerce might be able to benefit by using their brick-and-mortar stores as distribution centers. Learn more about the strategies available to you, as well as key concerns to watch out for when pursuing such a strategy.
Omni-channel order fulfillment brings a lot of benefits for retailers, but it also brings with it a lot of challenges. Here, we discuss some of the most important challenges that retailers should consider before pursuing an omni-channel fulfillment strategy.
By implementing new automation technologies throughout your order fulfillment operation or warehouse, it is possible to make your operation more efficient, productive, and profitable. One technology, in particular, brings with it a lot of...
Implementing a buy online, pick up in-store order fulfillment strategy can help traditional retailers compete in the word of ecommerce. Here, we discuss the major benefits that BOPIS can bring to omni-channel retailers.
Should retailers use their brick and mortar stores as distribution nodes to fulfill ecommerce orders? As a part of an omni-channel fulfillment strategy, it may make a lot of sense. Here, we discuss the pros and cons of fulfilling orders from physical store locations.