A critical first step in planning a successful packaging automation project is developing the financial reasoning you’ll need to justify the expenditure. In doing so, the best place to start is to determine your company’s financial requirements for return on capital. Without this critical […]
A key component to many packaging automation operations is a carton erector. If you’re in the market for one or more, there are many factors to be considered before choosing which is right for your operation.
Next, there are the number of carton sizes to […]
Transportation or shipping costs are a major part of any logistics operation (38.4% per the World Bank PREM Analysis as shown in the graphic above). Keeping them in check can mean big savings, but many companies fail to do so for the following reasons:
When looking into whether packaging automation is appropriate for a fulfillment or distribution operation, a recommended first step is to closely examine shipping carton usage through a process known as cartonization.
Fulfillment centers typically use multiple carton sizes in their daily operations. And it is […]
Selecting and applying the optimal material handling equipment, including ASRS, is a critical part of a distribution center’s design. Industry trends towards shortening order fulfillment cycle time, reducing labor, reducing space footprint, and minimizing on-hand inventory, all point towards increased use of automated storage and […]
A failing piece of equipment or buggy piece of software can be an operations manager’s worst nightmare. And while precautions and preventive maintenance can provide some protection against such problems, when dealing with automated/mechanized systems, failure of some sort is often inevitable. That is […]