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August '23

Making the Case for Store- and Aisle-Friendly Fulfillment

The retail environment has changed dramatically over the last few years due to higher e-commerce order volumes, an ongoing labor shortage, rising business costs and the need for scale. To be successful, companies have to adapt quickly to new trends and demands, but change is never easy for large and midsized organizations that rely on expansive, interconnected fulfillment networks. In this new white paper, you'll learn:
  • Why more retail distribution centers are considering automating case picking and palletizing
  • Why improving efficiency has become critical for retailers seeking to maintain margins in the face of changing distribution requirements
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June '23

Thriving in the Cold: Integrating Building Design, Automation and Management to Improve Cold Storage Efficiency

The demand for cold chain storage continues to grow. Automation technology can play a key role in addressing the labor, efficiency and throughput requirements of cold storage facilities. However, achieving these benefits requires tight integration between building design, automation systems and operations expertise. 

Our new paper describes an approach to cold storage facilities in which the building designer, automation partner and operator work collaboratively to integrate automation technology into the design of the facility to ensure savings in building costs, as well as labor and energy. 

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May '23

Implementing Warehouse Automation in Brownfield Sites

Today’s robotic and data-driven automation systems can minimize disruptions and improve the life and productivity of warehouse operations. In our latest white paper learn: 

  • How brownfield sites have the ability to increase storage capacity, increase throughputs, and enable more efficient approaches to palletizing and picking through implementation of warehouse automation.
  • Discover how Swisslog automation can transform any warehouse, regardless of age or other factors.
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May '23

(E-BOOK) The E-Grocery Automation Playbook

Over the past several years, e-grocery fulfillment not only became more complex but proved to be very profitable.

In Swisslog’s new e-grocery automation playbook, read how industry leaders like H-E-B and The GIANT Company have navigated many challenges as they implemented and expanded automation fulfilment to support growth. With the right automation partner, grocers can successfully move from manual picking to automation.

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May '23

(E-BOOK) Making AutoStore Work for You - Insights from one of the World's Leading AutoStore Integrators

AutoStore is one of the fastest growing – and most flexible – automation solutions available to warehouse operators seeking storage density and operator productivity. As the world’s first and leading integrator of AutoStore, Swisslog has developed a new e-book to provide readers a comprehensive introduction to AutoStore’s capabilities, configuration options and ownership experience.

Along with explaining how the technology works and featuring key learnings from Swisslog customers, the informative e-book will help you:

  • Determine if AutoStore is right for your business
  • Understand how software impacts performance and flexibility
  • Optimize your AutoStore configuration
  • Tailor AutoStore to your processes
  • Make the move to robotic item picking
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September '22

Meeting Unpredictability With Flexibility: E-Commerce Automation For A Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic intensified consumer behavior in many ways — and while e-commerce will continue to be essential for a retail strategy, the future success will depend on the use of robotics that allow e-commerce warehouses to efficiently respond to changing demand. 

In this new white paper, you'll learn:

  • How to use flexible robotic solutions to support rapid growth
  • How the new generation of warehouse automation solutions can deliver the speed, flexibility and efficiency
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May '22

How To Determine Whether Your Warehouse Could Benefit From Automated Item Picking

Goods-to-person automation systems have driven significant improvements in item picking productivity. Now, robotic item picking technologies are emerging that allow warehouse operators to take the next step in increasing picking productivity.

This new white paper reviews the requirements item picking robots must meet to function effectively in warehouse applications, explores how item picking robots can complement goods-to-person automation systems, and presents a use case that maximizes the value of the current generation of robots.

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June '21

Winning The Last Mile In The Supply Chain Race : Using Micro-Fulfillment To Synergize Online & Storefront

COVID-19 has further accelerated MFC growth, as well as presented challenges to the growth of MFCs.  Consumers are rewarded with increased choice, shorter delivery times and efficient curb-side pickup options thanks to MFCs. A more efficient order fulfillment method can be utilized – one that reduces labor and transport costs, avoids clogging retail stores with pickers, and supports higher order demand levels. 

In this White Paper you will learn:

  • How to utilize automation to maximize efficiency and profitability
  • How to synergize online and storefront using MFCs
  • The future of MFCs
  • The importance of partnering with an experienced automation provider to achieve optimal efficiency and profitability outcomes that has extensive experience with other models such as Dark Stores and Central Fulfillment Centres (CFCs).
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June '21

Modernizing, Upgrading and Expanding Warehouse Automation: Protecting your investment and minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime

Making time for regular modernizations and upgrades can be a challenge amid daily production demands but failing to do so can leave your business exposed to unplanned downtime that creates operational disruption, lost revenue and damaged customer relationships. In this new white paper from Swisslog, you will learn: 

  • How to keep processes and operations up to speed
  • Automation modernization programs to help deliver reliability and performance
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giugno '21

Vinecere La Partita Del Last Mile Nella Supply Chain Con Il Micro-fulfillment

ll COVID-19 ha ulteriormente accelerato la crescita dei centri di micro-fulfillment e ha presentato sfide per lo sviluppo degli stessi. Grazie ai centri di micro-fulfillment, i consumatori dispongono di maggiore scelta, tempi di consegna più brevi e opzioni di ritiro da strada più efficienti. È possibile utilizzare un metodo di evasione degli ordini più funzionante, che riduce i costi di manodopera e di trasporto, nonché che evita la saturazione dei negozi al dettaglio, visto l'incremento di ordini online.

In questo White Paper imparerai:

  • Come utilizzare l'automazione per massimizzare l'efficienza e la redditività
  • Come creare sinergie online e in negozio attraverso il micro-fulfillment
  • Come sarà il futuro dei centri di micro-fulfillment
  • L'importanza di collaborare con un fornitore esperto di automazione per ottenere risultati ottimali, che abbia una vasta esperienza con altri modelli come Dark Stores e Magazzini Centralizzati (CFC)
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