Industry 4.0: Warehouse Solutions Fit for the Future

Cimcorp in the News

DPR Group helped develop and place this bylined article by Derek Rickard, Cimcorp’s Sales Manager, in Material Handling Network: 

Today’s warehouses and distribution centers are facing unprecedented challenges in their operations. They now have to work harder and faster to keep up with the speed of fulfillment expected by the modern consumer. These consumers—a large segment of which are millennials—have grown accustomed to the e-commerce experience, where they can get exactly what they want and when they want it. This places significant pressure on distribution centers to maximize efficiency and maintain order accuracy.

Moreover, many facilities now have to accommodate a growing number of SKUs, as manufacturers continue to expand their product offerings in response to consumer demand for variety. Organizations must thereby find ways to better utilize their existing storage space or budget for new construction.

These modern challenges require modern solutions. Warehouses and distribution centers must adapt, especially as other areas in the supply chain embrace the next generation of technology at the intersection of robotics, computers and the Internet of Things (IoT). Collectively, these technologies make up the fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as “Industry 4.0.”

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