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Top 4 Smart Warehouse Technologies to Use Right Now

by Manoj Kumar Digital Marketing Analyst

A smart warehouse is a culmination of warehouse automation, which is the automation of various components of your warehousing operations. Similar to smart homes, a smart warehouse is enabled by several automated and interconnected technologies. These technologies work together to increase the efficiency and productivity of the warehouse minimizing the number of human workers while decreasing errors.

The warehouses are the core of the logistics and supply chain industry the optimization of warehouses by implementing technologies will give benefits not only to the warehouse but also to the logistics and supply chain industry which eventually results in uplifting the economy as the logistics and supply chain industry play a vital role in every economy.

There are various technologies that enable the transformation of traditional warehouse systems into smart warehouses. these technologies include robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), radio frequency identification (RFID), Internet of things (IoT), and many more in this blog you'll get to know the benefits of implementing these technologies into warehouse management systems and how it is transforming the warehouse operations in the most phenomenal way.

Smart Warehouse Systems

Smart warehouse systems then are the result of the various interconnected warehousing technologies working together. They form a technological ecosystem where goods are received, identified, sorted, organized, and pulled for shipment automatically.

The best smart warehouse solutions automate almost the entire operation from suppliers to customers with minimal errors.

Following are examples of many components of a smart warehouse:

1) Robotics warehousing

The picking and packing of goods are handled by robots. The picking process gets automated with warehousing robots and it enables physically bringing product shelves to the employees packing orders. Essentially they've automated more manoeuvrable pallet jacks that move faster than people can, move more goods at once, and can even identify the optimal route for picking up the necessary products.

2) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radiofrequency identification (RFID) helps to organize and control inventory. RFID gets rid of old analog paper tracking methods in favour of tracking packages with digital tags; radio waves are then used to transfer data or between the digital tag and an automated scanning system recording the product's information.

RFID replaces old barcode scanners where the barcode has to be precisely aligned with the scanner to identify it. Instead, RFID scanners can simply identify the goods from their radio waves.

Radiofrequency identification technology cam out to be a game-changer in the world of warehouses it enables increasing the productivity of workflow as it not only saves a ton of time but also leads to enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of team members working in the warehouse.

3) Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The use of artificial intelligence is growing in every industry, not just warehousing; the main way AI helps to boost productivity is by reducing errors. For example, AI enables the warehousing robots to find the most efficient route to pick up the products. In addition to this, it can also be used to determine the best box type for a shipment based on the type, number, size, and weight of the products.

Machines for packing the products have been implemented by some warehouses with the use of AI to pack them in the most space-efficient manner, these capabilities are helping warehouse operations drastically reduce their operating costs.

4) Internet of things (IoT)

In order to let the smart warehouse work correctly, one will be relying on IoT. In smart warehouse systems, IoT entails several internet-enabled devices communicating with one another and sharing data. This means that robots can communicate with all of the techs it needs to, including a warehouse management system (WMS).

An example of IoT in a smart warehouse management system starts from a warehouse receiving the shipment and after that, an RFID scanner scans the tags telling a WMS which and how many goods were received, the WMS then communicates with robots informing them of where those goods should be placed on the warehouse floor. All of this occurs automatically and efficiently, with no loss of critical information along the way. Without IoT, each step in the process must be completed manually, which is prone to error.

Conclusion

To sum up, above mentioned four technologies are just the tip of the iceberg that should be used in order to reap astonishing benefits from the warehouse. By implementing these technologies, you will be able to automate the warehousing seamlessly and effortlessly and leads in uplifting the logistics and supply chain industry and eventually boosting the economy.

Are you looking to transform your traditional warehouse into a smart warehouse to optimize the work process? Then yes are on a right track this is the correct time to invest in warehouse automation.


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About Manoj Kumar Freshman   Digital Marketing Analyst

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