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Dematic ist Spitze bei der Optimierung der logistischen Versorgungskette. Aber wir stehen nicht still. Nachfolgend finden Sie eine Reihe von White Papers in englischer Sprache, mit fortschrittlichen Lösungsideen.

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Achieving and Sustaining Profitability in Grocery Retailing (Englisch)

This white paper is provided as a resource to summarize the key trends you are facing in grocery retailing, summarize the logistics issues, and outline solutions for success in achieving sustained profitability.

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A Comparison of Rack-Supported vs. Conventional Buildings

A Comparison of Rack-Supported vs. Conventional Buildings (Englisch)

The decision to construct a new warehouse often includes endless hours devoted to site selection and the type of material handling equipment and technology to be used to support the new facility. 

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Applying Warehouse Management Technology Within A Manufacturing Environment

Applying Warehouse Management Technology Within A Manufacturing Environment (Englisch)

Today's modern supply chain typically focuses the application of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) technology on the automation of the outbound finished goods process. Industry leaders, however, have realized significant returns by applying that same WMS technology to more efficiently and accurately manage the inbound flow of raw materials through the manufacturing process.

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Automated Cold Warehouse Technology

Automated Cold Warehouse Technology: 20 Ways to Save Money (Englisch)

With the a growing demand for cold chain logistics, the business case for automating temperature-controlled warehouses, either chilled or frozen, is stronger than ever.

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Automation Solutions for Seven Key Challenges in the Food & Beverage Industry (Englisch)

This white paper looks in detail at the trends and drivers facing F&B manufacturers and distributors, and how the latest automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) and other automation cost-effectively address the challenges these trends pose.

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Automated Mixed Case Palletizing: A High Performance System Solution (Englisch)

Faster, but safer. More SKUs, but less space. Lower costs, but higher volumes. Greater throughput, but fewer errors. Better efficiency, but more flexibility. Let’s explore in detail some of the specific advantages of an AMCAP system.

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Can You Automate Down To A Single Pick?

Can You Automate Down To A Single Pick? (Englisch)

The benefits of automating your order fulfillment process down to each-pick level are many. Automation fills orders faster, eliminates touches, improves accuracy, and reduces labor costs. Consistency and order quality increase, and highly accurate, sophisticated tracking becomes feasible.

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Conserve Power: Be Green, Save Money

Conserve Power: Be Green, Save Money (Englisch)

Operators of distribution centers, warehouses, and production operations are learning that "green" initiatives are not only good for the environment, but "being green" can also mean saving money. Adding more pressure to this scenario is the prediction that energy costs will continue to rise in the future. Also, earth friendly initiatives can improve your company’s image with customers, stockholders, and the public.

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Create Operational Agility by Leveraging Distribution Science (Englisch)

Omni-channel—as a concept, as a challenge, and as a way of being—has grown as ubiquitous as the barcode. There’s no turning back, and retailers who accept this fact and move forward with a cohesive distribution strategy that enables their channels to engage customers, whenever and however they want, will win—and win big.

Dematic Multishuttle 2

Dematic Multishuttle 2 An In-depth and Independent Review from a Supply Chain Consultant (Englisch)

This white paper provides an unbiased review of the Dematic Multishuttle 2 system which is an important goods to person material handling technology that is making strong inroads into split case and full case distribution centers in Europe and North America.

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Deploying an Automated Warehouse

Deploying an Automated Warehouse (Englisch)

Since the late 1960's, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) have yielded significant savings for their owners. . . when applied appropriately. Though not inexpensive, they never call in sick, hung over or late, they work 24 x 7 without complaint and never make mistakes.

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Determining Your Optimal Storage Density

Determining Your Optimal Storage Density (Englisch)

This paper explores the typical storage technologies and configurations as well as provide general application advice for each. In addition, we provides the fundamental process to mathematically determine your optimal storage density based on the characteristics of your inventory and order mix.

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Developing an Effective Sortation System

Developing an Effective Sortation System (Englisch)

Best practices in the Supply Chain can be elusive, dynamic and expensive. Those that involve the procurement of tangibles such as equipment, automation and software need to earn their keep and pay back to the owner by delivering shareholder value and/or improved customer service.

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Keys to a Successful Modernization

Developing a ROI Analysis for Supply Chain Projects (Englisch)

This paper explores the typical storage technologies and configurations as well as provide general application advice for each. In addition, we provides the fundamental process to mathematically determine your optimal storage density based on the characteristics of your inventory and order mix. 

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Five Maintenance KPIs You Should Be Tracking (Englisch)

When used properly, KPIs help you to track and use information to improve your maintenance system, to make it more effective and more efficient. Effective maintenance is maintenance that results in higher equipment reliability and lower operational risks.

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"Goods to Person" Order Fulfillment

Goods to Person Order Fulfillment (Englisch)

"Goods to person" means that the order picker stays in one place, and the system brings the "goods" or SKUs (stock keeping units) to the person. Significant benefits can be realized with the use of a "goods to person" system.

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Improving Food Safety Through Automation

Improving Food Safety Through Automation (Englisch)

Automation — with its integrated logistics, material handling, and warehousing systems — can both proactively and reactively address the critical issues of product safety and security.

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12 Factors Driving Food and Beverage Warehouse Automation

12 Factors Driving Food and Beverage Warehouse Automation (Englisch)

This white paper identifies 12 factors - from bio-mechanical injuries and harsh working environments to space utilization and strategy for slow movers - which are driving the need to increase the use of automated systems.

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Keys to a Successful Modernization

Keys to a Successful Modernization (Englisch)

Modernization projects deliver value and measurable benefits to business processes. Learn how a system modernization will deliver extraordinary business results for your organization.

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Leverage Distribution Science to Optimize Facility Design (Englisch)

Using an average of averages during the solution design lends itself to not having a complete understanding of how the entire facility works in unison and creates a large number of pain points after go-live. Learn how utilizing a scientific design approach creates an optimal solution for the facility. 

Mastering Slow Moving Inventory

Mastering Slow Moving Inventory (Englisch)

Developing a strategy for storing and picking slow moving inventory can have a big impact on productivity and pay big dividends through improved storage density and accessibility along with reduced travel time and overall cost.

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One Size Does Not Fit All In Multi Channel Distribution

One Size Does Not Fit All In Multi Channel Distribution (Englisch)

An ever changing landscape continues to drive companies to evaluate their order fulfillment systems. The drive to reduce costs and improve profits causes many companies to look for ways to keep multiple operations in one building. This allows them to save on labor, energy, inventory and capital investments.

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Optimizing Sortation Throughput in High-Volume Distribution Centers

Optimizing Sortation Throughput in High-Volume Distribution Centers (Englisch)

Every distribution system can be divided into five basic functions which it needs to perform including receiving, product storage, picking for order fulfillment, sortation and shipping. Although each of these sectors have experienced improvements due to technical advances, sortation is where significant leaps in efficiency are now being made with the introduction of the Dematic FlexSort integrated sortation sub-system.

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Put Wall System

Put Wall System (Englisch)

The Put Wall System is based on an industrial engineering strategy that deconstructs and reconstructs orders to create an ultra efficient order fulfillment process. The process includes a 100% quality check by scanning each item at the Put Wall. Order processing is efficient since picking has critical mass volumes and order consolidation is typically integrated with the packing function.

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Simulation Modeling Optimizes Performance of the Factory, Warehouse, or Distribution Center

Simulation Modeling Optimizes Performance of the Factory, Warehouse, or Distribution Center (Englisch)

Would you buy a car without a test drive; so why implement a new logistics system without testing it? With computer simulation modeling software you can do just that: test drive your factory, warehouse or distribution center operation before finalizing the system design.

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Slow Moving Inventory

Slow Moving Inventory - A Primary Bottleneck In DC’s With High SKU Count (Englisch)

The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule, states that for many situations 80% of the effect comes from 20% of the cause. To some extent, this same principle holds true for most Distribution Centers (DC’s) wherein a large subset of slow moving inventory makes up a relatively small percent of total order volume.

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Sorting Out Sortation

Sorting Out Sortation (Englisch)

With increasing labor costs and supply chain pressures for faster and more accurate and responsive operations, automated sortation systems are finding their way into more and more supply chains, delivering productivity, throughput capacity, accuracy, and accountability for businesses, and a cost effective and efficient flow of goods to consumers.

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Success in an Omni-Channel World (Englisch)

It is easy to define omni-channel business success by desired outcomes: happy, loyal customers resulting in increased sales and profits. What is considerably more difficult is describing how to get there and making it happen.

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Supply Chain Transformation for Retailers & Wholesalers

Supply Chain Transformation for Retailers & Wholesalers (Englisch)

This white paper covers trends and influences on: distribution center optimization, inventory management, store shipments, supply chain extension, full-service pricing, operational excellence, transportation integration, and risks and regulations impacting the supply chain.

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Ten Strategies for Distribution Logistics Success (Englisch)

Logically applied, the ten strategies for distribution success consistently help companies of all shapes and sizes improve their distribution logistics performance. Although not strictly a hierarchy, it is often easiest to visualize the ten strategies as a series of steps. The further up the steps you go, the greater the return from leveraging economies of scale with increasing levels of technology.

The Changing Role of Maintenance in High-Speed Distribution Centers

The Changing Role of Maintenance in High-Speed Distribution Centers (Englisch)

Resident Maintenance Programs are Gaining Popularity as DCs Become More Automated. These programs have proven effective at increasing performance and extend the life of automated, high-performance DCs.

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The Importance of Integrated Computerized Maintenance Management (Englisch)

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMSs) have become invaluable assets to maintenance departments everywhere. CMMSs are toolsets specifically designed and developed for maintenance departments to help maximize the productivity and reliability of your operation.

 

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Top 10 Trends Driving Order Fulfillment

Top 10 Trends Driving Order Fulfillment (Englisch)

What is driving the design of order fulfillment systems today? While an analysis of the activity profile (orders per day, daily unit volume, lines per order, etc.) points to the appropriate order fulfillment system design, there are other issues that will also have an influence on the process and system design. This whitepaper is an overview of the issues and trends impacting the order fulfillment process in the warehouse and distribution center today.

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Top 10 Trends Driving Automation in the Manufacturing Warehouse

Top 10 Trends Driving Automation in the Manufacturing Warehouse (Englisch)

Manufacturers need increased productivity and improved cost effectiveness to remain competitive. Consequently, managing inbound, WIP, and outbound finished product has become a key trend in the manufacturing market place. This white paper identifies 10 factors from lean manufacturing to rising fuel cost that are driving the need to increase the use of automated systems.

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Voice Technology for Multiple Applications

Voice Technology for Multiple Applications (Englisch)

Many distribution centers (DCs) are looking to increase performance across their entire operations with Voice technology. Expanding Voice in the warehouse makes practical sense — the real-time information that the technology provides has benefits for every corner of a facility.

Warehouse Control System Five-Level Controls Model

Warehouse Control System Five-Level Controls Model (Englisch)

The five-level model is used to describe how a Warehouse Management System (WMS), Warehouse Control System (WCS) and the Material Handling Equipment (MHE) for an automated material handling system are architected, from a controls perspective.

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Warehouse Execution Software: Doing More with Less (Englisch)

In a recent article in Modern Materials Handling, Associate Editor Josh Bond observes that recent growth in manufacturing is “largely due to a focus on doing more with less — optimizing existing facilities instead of new building.” In the same article, Director of Research for Peerless Research Group, Judd Aschenbrand, notes, “Technology is expected to become even more critical in the upcoming years as a growing percentage of operations plan to automate inventory control and handling, distribution processes and labor management. In warehouses and DCs, continuous improvement, workload planning and lean processes are key initiatives going forward.”

Zuellig Pharma

"Die extrem hohe Genauigkeit durch das Dematic Order Fulfillment System erlaubt uns unsere Gesamt-Vertriebsaktivitäten und das Kundenservice-Niveau erheblich zu verbessern."

Chief Operating Officer
Zuellig Pharma

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