According to EIN News, the worldwide market for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) is experiencing phenomenal growth (10.9% compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2022) and is expected to top the 7 billion mark in that timeframe. The report cites labor shortages increasing labor costs globally – but innovations also are spurring the rise of the machines.
Proper slotting leads to greater productivity and efficiency in warehouses, distribution centers, and anywhere utilizing high-density storage solutions.
Are you looking to get more out of your floor space in your warehouse, distribution center or factory floor? These five warehouse storage solution best practices will help:
Customization is crucial for ensuring your warehouse runs optimally. Fortunately, new technologies make it easy for warehouse operators to save time and space while meeting customers’ increasing demands. At Outsource Equipment Company, we specialize in designing and crafting customized solutions for all of your warehouse needs. If you’re out of space or just looking for ways to optimize...
Warehouse clients want to know that their products are secure while in your facility. However, with so many people handling goods from start to finish, achieving a truly secure environment can be easier said than done. To draw customers away from the competition, modern operators need to take steps to beef up security without piling on costs.
I recently read a blog post that told the story of an inexperienced forklift operator whose operational error in the warehouse area of a food bank distribution center resulted in an unbalanced load falling off the forks and onto the feet of an unsuspecting co-worker. The injured warehouse worker suffered several broken bones in his foot and was taken to the hospital for treatment. What’s more,...
A recent article in USA Today reported on the mislabeling of farmed salmon as wild salmon – and blamed a convoluted swim up the supply chain for making the error (whether intentional or not) untraceable. It seems that 67% of restaurant salmon and 43% of grocery-store was mislabeled in a study done outside of salmon season (May through September).
Recent studies show that supply chains models are adapting in accordance with modern technology. According to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report on supply chain innovation, facilities are still struggling to boost productivity without raising costs. Fortunately, the new supply chains are faster and more intelligent than ever before.
Outsource Equipment Company understands that there is more to warehouse automation than just equipment. Inventory can be incorrectly labeled, lost, or damaged. Also, picking methods may not be as refined as they should be. Here are some tips that can help to improve your warehouse’s operations.