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Zebra Technologies conducted a study of Warehouse Vision Study on the use of modern technologies for modernization of warehouses. Were surveyed more than 1400 it professionals and individuals,
receiving operational decisions.
The study found that investing in technologies that provide competitive benefits plan 80% of the heads, but the first results may not appear soon.
Zebra Technologies said that for future success we need to focus on three directions: optimization of the warehouse management systems (WMS), updating the mobile devices of employees and
infrastructure modernization through automation and operational control.
Currently, many warehouses use a WMS system, and the rejection of them may meet resistance. Used legacy systems with which the company started to work many years ago.
However, many people realize that their life came to an end. To 2024 54% of respondents plan to add new modules or to deploy advanced solutions for warehouse management.
In favor of this are strong arguments. Modern cloud-based warehouse management system automatically updated to the latest versions, ability to process data in real time and developed for
dynamic workloads (e.g., for returns). In addition, they support new ways of data input to improve performance. For example, to 2024 43% of organizations
plan to use new or improve the old system of positioning in real time (RTLS), and 80% of respondents want to complement the solution WMS management systems
loading bays and car Park for a full synchronization of the supply chain.
To achieve the maximum efficiency of a WMS system can also by used by employees of technology. Updating personal mobile devices ensures high speed and uniformity
workflow WMS, and 73% of respondents plan to invest in it. One of the reasons for this desire — the desire to improve working conditions: 79% of survey participants believe that the transition to the new
technology will attract new employees. And 83% of the respondents say that by 2024 will go to devices running Android and will gradually equip their entire staff. By 2022 many
industries will increase the cost of the device, especially protected plants (62%) and industrial scanners (53%).
To empower management at the level of commodity positions, the company became widely used solutions for data reading and recording the movement of goods — in particular, labels with barcodes.
However, only less than a third of respondents use bar codes in more than 75% of the positions, which gives scope for further introduction of this technology. The increase in the number of mobile barcode scanners and
thermal printers — the main aim of 60% of managers in the next 3 years.
Additional control sensors, active RFID, to detect and automatically track individual items or the whole lot. They play an important role in enhancing the effectiveness
inventory management, product search and cross docking. More than a third (36%) of respondents plan to deploy additional RFID system or other systems using sensors, including
RTLS, for the next five years. This will allow them to improve the accuracy and speed of data capture.
Although 94% of recurring tasks still require human intervention, forward thinking companies seeking to accelerate automation. By 2024, 30% of respondents plan to use robots (8% more
than now), 26% — the drones (7% more) and 32% — unmanned vehicles (6% more).
Automation will allow the use of augmented reality that will make the job more comfortable. New technologies such as voice control and projection displays, will help to run faster
routine tasks. This is one of the goals of 63% of respondents who want to increase the productivity of work groups and individual employees.
warehouses, modernization of it infrastructure