Resources in Category “Automation”

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  • 8 Types of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS): A Deep Dive

    by Gary Higginbothe, Kardex-Remstar Several material handling equipment manufacturers design, engineer and manufacture a wide variety of self-contained, goods-to-person, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS). With the focus shifting from picking pallets and cases to picking individual items or “eaches”, there has been an explosion of types of ASRS technologies available in the market to […]

  • How Automation can solve labor shortages

    by Automate Team Even amidst layoffs and a softening economy, experts and economists warn that the skilled labor crunch is here to stay—particularly in industries facing massive numbers of retirees such as manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. From an aging population to declining immigration, this smaller labor pool is set to become the norm. It has […]

  • ASRS 101: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (also referred to as ASRS systems) are most commonly used in manufacturing and distribution facilities. They typically replace large areas of shelving to save floor space, improve safety, and increase productivity. With varying technologies and applications, it can be a bit overwhelming researching ASRS systems for the first […]

  • 18 Warehouse Organization Ideas to Boost Productivity and Morale

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Cleaning Up Your Disorganized Warehouse Organization is key to becoming/sustaining a successful business. The warehouse should be considered the foundation to your business. If you’re currently operating a disorganized warehouse and need some help prioritizing your next steps, you’ve come to the right place. Our suggestion is to start by making small […]

  • 3 Trends Shaping the Modern Warehouse in 2023

    by Anja Rösch, Kardex-Remstar Supply chain disruptions, increasing customer demands, rising omni-channel fulfillment requirements and scarce labor resources are eating into warehouse efficiencies more and more every day. As a result, these intralogistics trends are emerging to keep organizations one step ahead. As organizations continue to transition to more semi and fully automated processes in an […]

  • The Golden Zone: Improving Warehouse Ergonomics with Automation

    by Gary Higginbothem, Kardex-Remstar Is picking parts putting your employees at risk of injury? Are you feeling the impact of worker compensation claims? Take a look at the financial impact of poor warehouse ergonomics in your operations. According to OSHA, serious, non-fatal workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars every year. Two top factors associated with […]

  • 8 Warehouse Automation Trends: 2023 Outlook

    by Gary Higginbothem, Kardex-Remstar Last year put the supply chain at the center of the national conversation. Of the 200 US-based manufacturing executives Deloitte surveyed for their most recent supply chain report, 80% reported “heavy or very heavy impact on their supply chain by at least one disruption over the last 12–18 months” and 90% of surveyed […]

  • 55 Warehouse and Distribution Best Practices: The Manager’s Guide

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Warehouse management is often one big balancing act – ensuring there is enough inventory (but not too much!), keeping inventory secure from theft (but easy to access!) — all within a compact footprint.  Having consulted some of the industry’s brightest minds, we’re proud to offer these warehouse best practices guaranteed to improve […]

  • 15 Ways COVID has Changed Warehousing and Distribution Forever

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Certain parts of COVID – wearing masks, keeping a 6-foot distance from others, remote learning – are (fingers crossed) temporary, while others are here to stay. The impact of COVID on the warehouse is going to have a long and lasting effects. The global supply chain and the labor pool are struggling […]

  • 3 Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Warehouse in 2023

    by Gary Higginbothem, Kardex-Remstar Economic turmoil, recessions, and stock market crashes are a fact of life in the modern world. These days more people are planning for when a recession hits more than if a recession is going to hit. Others say it already has hit. Amidst economic uncertainty it’s best to be prepared before […]