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Kardex Remstar in the News Maximizing Warehouse Space Utilization with Vertical Storage Braman Motorcars implements a vertical lift module Six Steps to Optimized eCommerce Fulfillment Special Digital Issue: Automation/Retail ProMat C-Suite Interview: Mark Dunaway, President of North America at Kardex Remstar More Kardex Remstar News The Cost of Unproductive Time in Distribution and Fulfillment To learn more about how Honeywell Voice can enhance your DC — and your bottom line — download this free white paper. All Resources Mark Dunaway , Kardex Remstar’s North American President, discusses the current automation environment, highlights the key drivers, and talks about how long this big “automation wave” might last. As the national unemployment rate gradually ticked down to a current 3.5%, the number of open warehouse and DC jobs has risen exponentially. Add a healthy economy, changing consumer demands, and faster delivery expectations to the equation and the end result is a fulfillment environment that’s more than ripe for more automation. Modern Material Handling’s (MMH) recent “ Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Survey ” supports this fact and highlights the ongoing push to infuse more ongoing software, automation, and robotics into the warehouse. Of the 32% of companies that will invest in these technologies over the next 12 months, 40% want more robotics; 55% are investing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management systems (WMS); and 71% are buying more material handling equipment. In most cases, these investments are being made in the name of offsetting the tight labor market, staying out in front of customer demands, adapting to the omni-channel distribution environment, and accelerating activity in a business world that demands it. A literal game-changer in the warehousing and distribution space, automation is a focal point for companies up and down the supply chain. In this Insider Q&A, […]
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