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Warehouse Automation: An Investment You Can’t Afford NOT to Make

When Facebook went public in 2012, it made a lot of people very wealthy. The people that built the company were rewarded with shares that would one day make them millionaires, or even billionaires. Missing out on an investment like this could be devastating. Take Ronald Wayne, for example. Along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Wayne co-founded Apple and earned a 10% stake in the company. Two weeks after Apple’s IPO, Wayne sold his shares for $800. Today, those same shares would be worth over $60 billion. When it comes to investments, timing and commitment are key. For supply chain and warehouse enhancement, the time is now and the investment is automation. A recent article in Logistics Viewpoint explains the importance of committing to warehouse automation. Read more here.

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E-Commerce and Warehouse Automation

When technology is able to improve our lives, we, as consumers, increase our demand of it.  At the beginning of any major technological transition, the infrastructure that makes it possible needs to be ramped up.  Take cell phones, for example.  As soon as the convenience of constant communication became ubiquitous , cell towers began to pop up in cities across the country.  The same thing is happening in support of e-commerce.  Only instead of cell towers, fulfillment automation technology is being valued and implemented to reduce the stress on traditional fulfillment operations.  A recent article in Logistics Viewpoints details how the boom of warehouse automation is contributing to the success of e-commerce.  Click here to read the article.

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Sporting Goods Fulfillment: Automation for Multi-Channel Logistics

There is a massive number of products in the sporting goods industry.  For example, a single little league baseball bat design has hundreds of variations based on length and weight.  Each variation is unique, and must be tracked as a separate item.  Just check out this Buying Guide on how to select a little leaguer baseball bat.  You can see how complex the industry is considering the thousands of iterations for this single product line.  

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