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Other Voices: Six ways modern warehouse design has changed Zebra study: Record number of enterprises becoming ‘intelligent’ with growing IoT investments Knock at the door: AI and IoT are ready for your warehouse SOTI Connect adds new printer management solutions with SATO, Brother and Printronix IoT: From Hype to Adoption More Internet of Things News Maximizing Warehouse Space Utilization with Vertical Storage Before you tear down walls to expand or sign a lease for an additional facility, be sure you’re maximizing the space you currently have. All Resources Editor’s note: The following column by James Beale, operations manager at Invicta Pallet Racking , is part of Modern’s Other Voices column, a series featuring ideas, opinions and insights from end-users, analysts, systems integrators and OEMs. Click here to learn about submitting a column for consideration. ————- From the outside, warehouse storage and logistics may seem like a staid and passive industry, performing much the same role that it ever has. Those of us on the inside know that nothing could be further from the truth. Like the trucks, people and products they house, nothing ever stops moving – and the design of modern warehouses is no exception. The rise of eCommerce has created unprecedented demand for storage and logistics services, with people ordering all sorts of products at all hours, and expecting faster and more efficient service than ever. Inevitably, the warehouse spaces themselves have had to change to accommodate this, both in their physical construction and the ways in which they are used. Here then are just six examples of how modern warehouse design has changed to meet the needs of modern society. 1. Size As technology has allowed us to better catalog and locate items – and eCommerce has increased the simple demand for storage space – the […]
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