Tag Archives: warehouse management

Fully automated warehousing

Welcome to 2020!  This is a ‘classic’ operations video.  After the first minute, Witron go through how all stages of the warehousing process have been automated.

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Operations Insight: Core Management Logistics

This video was made by CILT to illustrate current practice in logistics.

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Brexit and operations: short-term issues

I’ve deliberately not blogged about Brexit before – there is more than enough coverage of this topic.  But we’ve decided to write a case study on Brexit for the new edition of our book, and I have been researching* the … Continue reading

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Automated warehousing issues

This article from http://www.themanufacturer.com looks at the issues relating to warehouse automation.  One aspect that is emphasised is that such automation significantly decreases risk with regards matters of health and safety.  With goods stored up to 12 metres high, warehouses … Continue reading

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‘Random stow’ inventory

Having just blogged about the challenges of inventory management, how do Amazon go about storing their 15 million stock items in one of their fulfilment centres?  What they do not do is store similar items together.. they ‘random stow’.  This … Continue reading

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’21 data science systems used by Amazon to operate its business’

The headline is the title the second article by Vincent Granville, I referred to in my last post.  It identifies each part of the operation – such as supply chain, inventory, and payments – and identifies what is specifically being … Continue reading

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Inventory management practices compared

I’ve not uploaded an infographic for a little while.  This one, from Wiser, identifies alternative approaches to inventory management and their respective benefits.

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Toru – the robot picker

Magazino have developed a robot that is designed to pick items in a warehouse.  This article tells you all about it and provides two videos of the robot in action (illustrated below).  Already operators are testing out whether or not … Continue reading

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Moving from bar code scanning to voice picking

In warehouse management up to 50% of cost is related to picking i.e. the taking of items from storage in order to compile an order.  One of the ways that technology greatly facilitated picking, along with the storage, transportation and sale of … Continue reading

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Warehouse operations

Great video from New Zealand showing how a major logistics centre operates, done from the perspective of young people seeking work in this type of operation.

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