Efficiency is a key term in intralogisticsand automation is the key to increasing efficiency significantly and sustainably.
As the person responsible for logistics in your company, you know that every long-term increase in efficiency is a win-win situation.
The answers to the question of how exactly automation and increased efficiency are mutually dependent are summarized below in the form of a brief overview.
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But back to the question: How does automation help to improve the efficiency of production logistics?
Problems of conventional warehouse operations
As you know well enough, conventional production and warehousing operations are faced with a high input of personnel and materials needed to ensure the necessary pallet throughput per hour for optimal operations. In fact, however, it is not uncommon for delays to occur due to sick leave without short-term replacements or technical problems of the transport vehicles. The attempt to compensate for these delays often leads to higher error rates, a higher probability of accidents and/or damage to goods.
Assistance and efficiency increase by means of automation
It is precisely in these points that the use of automated and autonomous intralogistics systems brings about a significant increase in efficiency. By taking over basic logistics processes that would otherwise have to be performed by your staff, automation enables continuous operation 365 days a year with no delays, no loss of quality, and no fluctuations.
The result is a stable and continuous flow of materials, making all logistics more predictable, reliable, and scalable.
In terms of efficiency security, autonomous solutions like AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) are a big step ahead of other automation systems. Because they are designed as communicating and learning units that are also not dependent on any central control unit, the remaining AMR fleet continues to operate without restriction, even if one of the units should experience problems. In this way, you/they ensure that there is no complete standstill.
Increased efficiency and efficiency security are thus two central reasons that - among many others - speak for automation in intralogistics.
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