There is a big opportunity to get ahead of competitors by implementing real-time asset monitoring programs. These programs can connect machinery with automation systems to move your distribution center forward. The distribution and fulfillment (D&F) industry is seeing a move being made toward the industrial internet of things (IIoT). This shift in processes helps distribution centers (DCs) see higher throughput rates and a decrease in downtime. Other industries have experienced the positive benefits of IIoT, and it’s time for the D&F industry to do the same. In order to remain competitive and efficient, warehouses must look to incorporate real-time asset monitoring systems into their operations.
It has been noted across the industry that few operations have taken the leap to invest in automated systems and material handling operations. It has also been noted that investments in IIoT yield a high ratio for ROI. Although the investment may seem large on the front end, it is well worth it to remain a leader in the industry and keep your operation moving at a scalable pace.
Learn how investing in real-time asset monitoring systems has been proven to decrease downtime in distribution centers.
What is On The Move Podcast Series?
The On The Move Podcast is a production of Honeywell Intelligrated, a material handling automation and software engineering company. The material handling industry has undergone significant changes over the last few years. Throughout this time, we’ve leveraged our On The Move platform to address and discuss numerous technologies and trends that have emerged from this evolution. From digital transformation and labor shortages to the increased adoption of automation and robotics to the rise of dark stores and micro-fulfillment centers, we have covered a wide range of topics to help you stay informed and hopefully outpace your competition.