How is supply chain automation reshaping the warehouse’s future?

How is supply chain automation reshaping the warehouse’s future
A large part of today’s supply chain is attributed to internet-based shopping. Thus, same-day delivery has replaced two-day delivery. Consequently, some eCommerce warehouses and logistics centres scramble to dispatch products as quickly as possible within the predetermined deadline. This means that supply chain owners have to modify operating routines to increase efficiency. Therefore, adding automation to the supply chain can increase an organisation’s productivity and market value.

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This episode examines how warehouse and logistics centres can use supply chain automation to accelerate revenue and productivity.
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Podcast Transcript:
Have you ever thought out how traditional supply chain management differs from the digital supply chain?
Well, let me explain the differences.

In conventional supply chain management, the warehouse associates perform all warehouse activities right from stocking the in-house warehouse products to parcelling them inside the boxes.

Whereas in the digital method, you adopt modern technologies like automated parcel dimensioning systems, autonomous mobile robots and guided vehicles in the workplace to shrink manual efforts.

But How Can Supply Chain Automation Add Value To All Size Warehouses?

Before bringing in the automation, it’s a good idea to figure out which places you’d like to improve first.

So let us focus on the top three areas where supply chain automation can highly benefit.

Number 1. Workplace safety.

Ensuring safety in the workplace is the one pivotal part we need to address immediately.

By integrating automation, we can reduce human injuries and engage employees in performing other warehouse operations efficiently.

Number 2. Increasing efficiency.

Automation isn’t always meant to replace manual labour, but we can shove warehouse productivity with the appropriate technology.

In the wake of this, we can use automation for various iterative and complex tasks, where the warehouse personnel spend more time to complete the tasks at the different steps of the order fulfilment process.

The last is Cost reduction.

In most warehouse and distribution centres, several employees perform similar tasks at different shift bases every day;

by installing suitable automation, we can promptly cut down the iterated manual works and push the warehouse potency effectively.

This is Alphonse, the product manager of VisAI Labs And that’s the logistics insight for today.

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