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2020 Warehouse/DC Equipment Survey: Making the right moves to offset pressures 2020 Warehouse/DC Equipment Survey: Making the right moves to offset pressures Reader survey takes deep dive into the impact of coronavirus on supply chains Software Survey: Readers embrace software’s leading role in warehousing and distribution Reader Survey: Annual report card on Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) Management More Peerless Research Group News In this white paper, we show why this is so crucial and offer a straightforward financing option from one of the nation’s oldest, most respected businesses. All Resources In some ways, 2020’s “Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Survey” points to a bit of a plateau in spending on equipment and systems. However, that plateau comes after years of healthy investments in distribution centers. Budgets aren’t skyrocketing, but respondents are well aware of the need to continue to invest to be able to address pressures like tighter cycle times and a scarce labor pool. With many smaller companies in the respondent mix, investment in traditional equipment remains strong, even though there are positives in the survey for newer technologies like robotics. Norm Saenz, managing director with St. Onge, a supply chain engineering and consulting company that works in partnership with Modern Materials Handling on the study results, believes that the survey shows many positives, but also reflects the reality that many organizations need to layer in some traditional equipment, systems and processes before rushing into technologies like mobile robots, drones or artificial intelligence (AI) applications. “The future is bright, with the availability of some great technologies for organizations, but the application must fit the particular needs, budget and operational readiness of a business for investments to be successful,” says Saenz. 2020 respondent demographics Peerless Research Group’s (PRG) e-mail survey questionnaire was sent to readers of […]
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