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Technologies for More Productive Warehousing

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies are critical to improve profitability and stay competitive. Today, warehouse managers have a wide array of technologies to choose from as they strive to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations. They must ensure that goods, materials, and products flow effortlessly by optimizing their warehouse operations using warehouse technologies. What are the technologies being more productive to warehousing?

Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs)

There is no better way to ramp up your storage and retrieval processes than to integrate automatic guided vehicles, otherwise known as AGVs, into your warehouse. The structural integrity of AGVs are evolving as technology moves forward, but even the models that have been on the market for some time have proven to be safer and yield a quicker ROI than manual labor. Some of their most important functions include pallet, rack, and other container storage, and even functions that control and automate the entire receiving process. The picture below shows the self-driving forklifts carrying carton boxes.

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Shankar Kumar, DLSM
Shankar Kumar has several years of experiences in the field of warehousing and logistics management, specifically in the semiconductor industry. Shankar is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). He completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on June 2019 at SIPMM Institute.

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