There was a time when automated tech was only prevalent in science fictions movies, but as technology evolves so too does the warehouse distribution sector.
Although the days of old called for manual labour, the use of automated tech is helping businesses restructure their business to ensure the bottom line is increased.
The improvement to company profits isn’t only due to less manpower being needed, although this is one of the benefits on offer.
Companies operating in the warehouse distribution sector have discovered the instilling the use of automated tech helps benefits both its customers and its employees, albeit in different ways.
Increased Productivity in the Warehouse
Although humans are more than capable and sorting and shipping goods, this doesn’t mean that they’re not prone to error. Depending on the workflow, the use of manual labour could be costly for the company, especially if there are quiet periods through the year.
Automated tech not only takes care of monotonous tasks at a rapid pace, it also instils other avenues of automation, such as determining the quickest route to collect items, which also helps contribute toward higher fulfilment.
More Effective with Pallet Storage Space
Any company that has operated in the warehouse distribution sector for some time will be more than aware of how pallets can take up valuable space. Many companies will also know that the more space that is needed, the more investment is needed in larger space.
Although the use if automated tech will involve an investment, it allows companies in the warehouse distribution sector to make the best of the space they have available.
There is less space needed for the technology to operate, and more often than not the use of shelves is employed as opposed to space-stealing pallets.
Build a Better Reputation for your Warehousing Company
It’s common practice for a company to make connections with its customers online, and this can be done in a variety of ways. However, should something go wrong, it’s not uncommon for disgruntled customers to leave a review online reflecting this.
The more this happens, the more a company’s reputation takes a hit. In most instances, such errors can be an oversight, but this doesn’t always go down well with the modern-day customer.
The use of automated tech not only omits the occurrence of human error, it also ensures that due items being selected correctly, the reviews are more favourable, therefore building a company’s reputation in the right way.
Not everyone needs to be dealing with hundreds of orders a day to enjoy the benefits of automated technology. Although industry powerhouses such as Amazon use this type of technology, it’s well within the grasp of smaller warehouse distribution companies.
What’s more, the time saved can be focused on growing the business as opposed to dealing with the more monotonous of company tasks.