Material Handling Automation: Keeping the Pieces Working in Concert
Ask any supply chain executives what changes impacted their operations the most during the past 10 to 15 years, and you can bet that, if material handling automation isn’t at the top of the list, it’s definitely in the top three—and for many good reasons.
Nearly 75 percent of managers rank distribution center (DC) automation as the No. 1 way to increase productivity and thereby increase profitability, according to a survey by Intermec Technologies. Customer demands to move more product...