By BEUMER Group
Why digitalise your distribution centre?
But before getting to the distribution centres, why should distribution centres digitalise? What’s the value of data?
Improving operations of a distribution centre is much more than just adjusting system layouts, such as adding chutes, sorters and conveyor belts. Using data and analysing it to gain insights is a means for optimising the operations of distribution hubs.
And more and more hub owners are starting to understand the value of data, as they begin to shift their focus from a hardware-only view to a more holistic view.
The value of data
Distribution centres today can collect a lot of data from their systems. Sorter data can be taken from scanners, volumes systems, scales and cameras and asset data can be collected from the inductions, chutes and conveyors.
This data can then be added to operational data, collected from in and outbound movements, schedules, shifts, operators and workstations
By collecting and utilising all this data, distribution hubs can enrich their sortation systems to optimise their operations, resources and time – without having to change their physical systems.