February 26, 2019
A large number of distribution centers operate with a 1% gross volume loss from damage while products are in their care and control. For example, when a business conducts $10M in product handling, a loss of 1% to damage equates to $100,000 lost every year, so a damage percentage of 1/100 is considered unacceptably high.
While it may appear difficult to achieve zero percent damage rate; it’s not impossible if you take proactive measures to reduce your damage rate with automation. To do this, organizations need to first identify where and why damage occurs and then determine what type of automation will be the most effective in nullifying breakage.
Do any of the instanced below happen in your facility? Check the corresponding box below if the answer is yes.
Make sure you incorporate the steps below into your damage elimination plan.
Self-driving vehicles literally take over the heavy lifting, drastically decreasing the risk of package mishandling and thus reducing the damage rate.
When reducing the facility damage rate with automation; it’s important to balance safety vs. speed. Automation can work at non-stop, at a consistent pace without lowering their quality of output or risking accidents due to fatigue. Automation helps reduce the number of manual touch points on a product, freeing employees up to concentrate on higher levels of quality control.
Choosing the right equipment is imperative to a successful system and its importance lies in choosing the best way to move product efficiently and safely.
Learn about Vecna Robotics’ entire fleet of self-driving vehicles from our Automated Material Handling and Hybrid Fulfillment brochures. Vecna will be displaying a wide range of vehicles, including its autonomous Tugger and Pallet Jack at booth #S4583. We’ll be showcasing our Automated Material Handling, Hybrid Fulfillment, and Workflow Optimization solutions, along with the self-driving vehicles and technology that fuels them.