More than a decade ago when omnichannel retailers first began adding e-commerce fulfillment to their distribution operations, they typically set up separate material handling systems to process retail, wholesale, and e-commerce orders. In doing so, they also set up separate inventories dedicated to each channel. […]
Many retailers are considering investments in automated fulfillment systems today because of the strategic benefits and competitive edge automation can bring — especially to retailers facing omnichannel distribution challenges. But when it comes to actually investing in automation, some retailers shy away from the level […]
In the era of Intralogistics 4.0, “machine-learning software” will be the key to optimizing the order fulfillment process in omnichannel distribution centers (DCs). Enabling computer systems to learn without being explicitly programmed, machine-learning software will be used to analyze operations on […]
As we enter the era of Intralogistics 4.0, the process of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s commonly called, will mature and the price of the technology will diminish. As it does, it will add a new dimension to the […]
Intralogistics Science Meets The Art Of Procrastination
At Invata, we’re of two minds when it comes to the art and science of intralogistcs.
On the front end of our omnichannel process, we devote enormous resources to making sure critical decisions get made […]
In the era of Intralogistics 4.0, the presence of robots and humans working side-by-side in the distribution center will become a familiar sight. Although robots have been in use for the last few decades, primarily in manufacturing operations, they will see greater adoption in distribution […]