Today we have simple items that we’ve been using for years, even decades.
However, with the frantic pace of life and a never-ending list of things to do, we need and expect these common devices to do more. Phones need to receive email, play music and surf the internet. You need one jacket to handle a variety of weather conditions. Your car needs to be powerful and efficient while being roomy and sporty at the same time. Technology has made all of these multi-tasking combinations possible. Heritage conveyor and sortation systems for apparel and fulfillment are no exception.
The pressure of meeting cost and time demands on distribution centers stems from a growing direct-to-consumer market. While overall fulfillment operations are being put to the test on a daily basis, the swift pace of technology is making it possible for a facility’s main circulation system to meet these new demands. The expectation of same-day, next-day and two-day delivery options coupled with different packaging, like bags and envelopes of varying dimensions, can overwhelm sortation systems designed for totes and cartons. Accuracy issues, error rates and downtime can all be addressed with these 4 tips.