Why is 2021 a pivotal year for warehouse modernization?

Why is 2021 a pivotal year for warehouse modernization

Summary

  • Modernization is the most innovative topic this post-pandemic.
  • Out-of-date technology, such as hand-operated data entry and paper-based systems, allows high-priced mistakes and unreliable order fulfillment, negatively affecting the customer experience.
  • This blog would give you a definite insight into Why is 2021 a pivotal year for warehouse modernization?

Written for:

  • Logistics Specialist:
    Working with suppliers and customers to complete shipment, understanding the Supply Chain and Logistics industry trends and the impact of AI in their core domain.
  • Operations Specialist:
    ensure that the warehouse is handled smoothly and effectively by procedures and routine functions. Concentrate on increasing efficiency by automating and improving business processes.
  • Warehouse Automation Manager:
    Understanding how AI is transforming warehouses and making warehouse associate jobs easier, ensuring the security and timely storage and distribution of warehouse goods.

Introduction

Warehouse automation has become increasingly salient in the last decade. Besides, the enormous spread of Covid-19 has encouraged the development of the eCommerce industry by many times.
Many warehouses are currently experiencing a surge of online requests, which has driven some warehouse owners to race the order fulfillment process, resulting in a disruption in several warehouse functionalities. At present, several warehouse proprietors agreed to install automation in their warehouses to address these practical risks.
The recent study proposes that, by 2024, 27% of businesses plan to automate their warehouse processes fully, and 61% would depend on a mix of human and technological resources.

Why "2021" is a crucial year to modernize the warehouse?

The most valuable asset you will have in your warehouse is the warehouse associates when handling the various warehouse operations. But during the Covid 19 pandemic eruption, many organizations, mainly warehouse and manufacturing centers, forced human resources to not enter into workstations to minimize the spread of the disease, which led to a heavy loss at one point. To defeat this crisis, numerous firms decided to install suitable automation that best suits the business vertical.
Here are the top five benefits of warehouse automation:
  • Increases overall efficiency:
    The warehouse supply chain process relies profoundly on automation. A well-organized warehouse can make the most of its space, streamline processes, and scale-up workplace productivity. In other words, warehouse automation will develop fill rates and cut down on extraneous shipping costs.
  • Uplifts inventory management:
    The warehouse management system’s most critical process is keeping reliable inventory records. The warehouse workers must keep track of both in-house and order fulfillment inventory information, which is intricate and sometimes prone to error. We can effectively manage several inventory records by implementing appropriate automation technologies.
  • Improved accuracy:
    Accuracy plays a paramount role in the warehouse management system. The lack of accuracy may result in spending pointless shipping charges. By deploying the right automation technology to the warehouse, we can produce accurate inventory details.
  • Optimized labor:
    Usually, warehouse employees perform various operations right from receiving the massive products to in-house to the order fulfillment process, and this consumes more time, as they need to handle all the operations by themselves; in some situations, there is a high risk of injury due to specific intricate warehouse tasks. We can minimize most manual activities and add value to warehouse workers by investing in adequate warehouse automation.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction:
    The best way to increase customer loyalty is to provide them (consumers) with what they need. This involves providing accurate product details right from ordering a product to delivering them to their doorstep. In the process of customer satisfaction, transparency is vital. We can create agile and lean output to increase customer loyalty by deploying warehouse automation solutions.
As per the recent pool, ” Sixty-one percent of respondents believe that the most important organizational challenge now and in the next five years is using technology.”
Do you still think that 2021 is not the right time to modernize your warehouse? You can deploy Computer vision and Edge-based solutions to your warehouse that are more cost-effective, scalable, and versatile, allowing you to establish a new and modern data foundation to meet your business’s changing needs.

Top trending and cost-efficient warehouse solutions to revamp your warehouse this year!

2021 has been a year of redefining; several organizations have taken many steps to accelerate the workflow by adopting automation technology.
Here are the top 2 automation technology to light-up your warehouse productivity:

1. Automated dimensioning technology

In traditional dimensioning, the warehouse personnel utilizes tape and ruler to calculate dimensional details such as length, breadth, height, and width, which is a time-consuming process and sometimes may be prone to accuracy errors. A computer vision-based automated dimensioning system helps calibrate the real-time dimensional information of various-shaped products in less than a second. These automated dimensioning solution aims to support eCommerce warehouses, distribution centers, and logistics providers.

The following are a few notable advantages of implementing automated dimensioners in your warehouses:
  • Increases future capacity planning
  • Increased quality control
  • Improved slotting and cartonization
  • Scale-ups shipping cost accuracy
  • Can integrate with other devices.
  • User-friendly interface

2. Wearable technology

The wearable devices help capture precise warehouse information quickly, allowing warehouse associates to focus on other tasks efficiently. We can track employees’ performance in the warehouse by installing wearable devices, which can reward and recognize exceptional performance and provide training where skill gaps exist.
Some of the typical wearable warehouse devices are:

Voice Recognition

The computer software or hardware device can decode the human voice, and this device performs commands or write without using a keyboard and buttons.

Smart Glasses

Quickly recognize printed codes attached to each item's pallet or shelf space in the warehouse.

Fitness Band

Monitors the health of warehouse personnel.

Here are some of the significant benefits of bringing in wearable technology includes:
  • Monitors the fitness level of associates
  • Permits GPS to navigate our location
  • Portable and hands-free
  • Flexible to share data and information

Conclusion

In the coming days, automation will be at the peak. Significant industries will adopt automation to optimize their operational efficiency.

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