Automated warehousing presents a compelling performance-to-cost ratio compared
to conventional manual warehousing. Manufacturers and distributors are
taking notice of the fast, reliable and efficient intra-logistics from pallet handling to
storage to order fulfilment.
The Food and Beverage (F&B) sectors are changing rapidly, with new trends and
drivers creating new challenges for manufacturers. Grocery retailers are putting
pressure on supplier margins, consumers are becoming more price conscious while
at the same time asking for a greater range of products, input costs including labor,
raw materials and energy are increasing, and safety and product tracking regulations
are becoming more onerous. All these trends pose significant challenges to
F&B manufacturer supply chain and logistics operations.
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.