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Performance Attributes Differ Across Technologies & Providers


Satisfying Business Objectives with Available Processing Technologies

 
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A few weeks ago we pointed out that it is generally understood that automation has inherent business and operational advantages (see “Understanding Key Drivers For DC Automation”). Based on reader response to this and other related articles, we felt that we should provide more perspective on this important initiative.

Shippers, who are considering a DC automation project, should first have a consensus among the planning team managers as to what the system objectives and business issues are relative to adopting new and more highly automated processing methods.

In today’s quick response environment, while throughput and order accuracy are still highly important system objectives, the key business factors are...

 
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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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Sorting It Out: Performance Attributes Differ Across Technologies & Providers
Satisfying Business Objectives with Available Processing Technologies
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This report: Advances in Conveyor Technology increasing System Flexibility

 
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