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Key Factors to Consider for a Smart Warehouse

Technology has affected every aspect of the business world. In the modern fast-paced technological world, various smart items have been developed and are being relied on for daily operations. A smart warehouse refers to a large building used for storage of raw materials and other goods where computers and machines are used in the completion of warehouse operations that were traditionally performed by people.

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A smart warehouse is strategically designed to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. This is enhanced by incorporating automation, best practices and other possible technologies to ensure that the smart warehouse functions at the highest level. The ultimate goal in designing a smart warehouse is promoting efficiency while at the same time lowering the cost and time consumed to perform.

There are five key essential factors of a smart warehouse that should be considered in developing a smart warehouse, which include automation, agility, scalability, collaborative robots and data visibility.


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Mohamed Aktar Bin Mohd Sapuan, DLSM
Mohd. Aktar has substantive experiences in the professional field of Logistics operations, specifically in the semiconductor industry. Aktar holds the SIPMM Executive Certificate in Supply Chain Management and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). He completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on September 2019 at SIPMM Institute.
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