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Smart Technologies for Efficient Warehousing

As the world market demand grows, be it in pharmaceutical, retail, food and beverage, or manufacturing, logistics and warehousing have always been one of the vital elements that help these sectors to function. It is imperative that companies have their warehouses equipped with the latest processes, trends, and technologies, in order to provide outstanding logistical service to their customers.

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Smart warehousing means automating various components of warehousing operations. Increasing productivity and efficiency of the warehouse, minimizing the number of human workers while decreasing errors; which contributes to lower operating costs and may translate to lower prices for goods and services for consumers. Resulting in solutions that are more accurate and flexible for the employees to work around their capabilities. In this article, you will discover the smart technologies for efficient warehousing.

Blockchain Technology for Warehouses

Blockchain is a technology whereby information is synchronized and shared mutually across a network. This enables the secure exchange of record transactions between parties. Blockchain brings three key features – Security, Accountability, and Accessibility for everyone in the network.

The processes in a warehouse require a great effort to maintain. Some of which are record data and audits of damaged inventory, costs, stock ins and outs, discrepancies, and many more. Blockchain’s design allows every party to be connected to the manufacturers, brands, production sites, suppliers, and other vendors. This enables the network to manage and track product sources, traceability, perishables, and recalls. Thus, creating a broader warehouse management system on flawless track.


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Aidilhaswin Hassan, DLSM
Aidilhaswin Hassan has substantive years of experience in the specialised field of logistics and warehousing, and specifically in contract logistics for global eCommerce distribution. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Aidilhaswin completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on March 2021 at SIPMM Institute.
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