Has your warehouse started automating? If you haven’t, chances are you will within the next several years. The automated materials handling industry is expected to reach over $7 billion by 2019, a projected growth of 8.1% since 2014. That means more and more warehouses are going to be looking at automation as a way to keep up with the increasing demands of speed from the American consumer. Automation doesn’t have to be a vision of the human-free warehouse with robots zipping around a sterile environment, though; automation can mean a lot of different things, and it can work with your existing wholesale racking and pallet systems.
Many of our customers are automating their warehouses by making it easier for their teams to move merchandise from pick to pack areas, or simply reducing the number of touches that occur before the item is out the door. This may involve something as simple as installing a conveyor belt to move through your warehouse. The right conveyor system can move past your wholesale racking where employees place items ready to ship and out to your packaging area where they are loaded on the truck. You take the human element out of the movement, making it more consistent, less prone to errors, and increasing your warehouse efficiency.
Interested in learning more about integrating automation with your existing wholesale racking system? Give the DAK Equipment warehouse design team a call. We’ll help you find creative solutions to enhance your ability to meet the demands of your customers while helping your employees work more efficiently. Get a quote on our automation services today!