There are different levels of automation which include both software and hardware component and cover a range of aspects and operations. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this post.
Before automating anything, you should think of the ways to optimize the warehouse’s space. Following the industry standard, you have to organize inventory from the bottom up leaving enough room to place machinery and, hopefully, increase the accuracy of picking.
Don’t forget about the vertical space and layouts that can be used for storages in order to keep efficient traffic flow. The optimization of layouts is needed for such vital functions as cargo storing, incoming and outgoing processes, labeling, etc.
Amazon, Nike, and IKEA are considered to be one of the best examples when it comes to warehouse optimization. So you can dig deeper into practices they use to better understand what changed your warehouse really need.
In general, warehouse automation implies uniting both hardware and software components for reaching the best results.