Industry News — E-Commerce

The Great ROI of Automation

Posted by Dwight Jones on

It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That an automation installation could pay for itself in just 36 months—or sooner? But it’s true. Depending on the level of automated system installed and the specific circumstances surrounding an operation’s current mode of operation, an investment in automated material handling systems and technologies could very well produce a three-year return on investment (ROI).
The Automation Scale 
In fact, the timeliness of the payback can be much quicker than three years for some of the lowest level automation installations. Consider the four levels of automated solutions most typically implemented by warehouses and distribution...

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Preparing the DC for Peak Season

Posted by Corey Anderson on

No matter how much you prepare, peak season is always difficult. Boxlogix Automation is here to help customers with Distribution Center upgrades. No matter if its an equipment, technology or process upgrade Boxlogix Automation can help.

Here are steps to take now to smooth out the rough days of December:

  • Get out from behind your desk. Manhattan Associates’ research finds many managers and supervisors spend 60 percent or more of their time behind their desks. Landau suggests investing in a mobile labor management system that lets you track production from...

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The Barcode Turns 40

Posted by Dwight Jones on

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the barcode, it is easy to reflect back on how it has positively impacted distribution center operations over the years and to ponder how barcode scanning will improve operations in the years to come.  The question is – will the barcode continue to play a central role in DC operations, and if so, in what ways?

There is no denying that the use of barcode technology in DC operations has been a major contributing factor to the operating efficiencies gained in DC’s around the world over the past four decades, driving significant increases...

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