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The Many Uses of Shuttles Within a DC

Rick Graff, senior product manager, discusses the different uses of shuttles in a distribution center. Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) help you move higher volumes of product and make the best possible use of valuable storage space. Powered by Honeywell Intelligrated’s innovative Momentum™ warehouse execution system, AS/RS are a key component of integrated systems that combine the right mix of automation, software and labor to optimize the productivity and throughput of unique operations.

It’s a common sight in a distribution center (DC): employees pushing carts throughout the warehouse — all shift long. What if these same employees could maintain consistent picking productivity during that time, or complete tasks that support faster and more efficient throughput?

Today’s DC managers face ongoing struggles: labor shortages, SKU proliferation, inventory storage costs and rising customer expectations. These demands require robust solutions.

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Deloitte’s most recent Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index forecasts the U.S. to overtake China as the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world soon as 2020. This growth has a substantial effect driving economy, while also applying pressure on individual operations to find innovative ways to control costs and improve performance.

Millennials born between the early 1980s and 1990s, are currently the nation's largest generation and their preferences are reshaping the economy. The expect an abundance of product options, demand fast and free shipping, and overwhelmingly prefer to live in urban areas.

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Honeywell Intelligrated designs, manufactures, installs and integrates complete material handling automation solutions tailored to the specific operational requirements of retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers. Solutions include industry-leading automation equipment such as conveyor, sortation, palletizing and robotic systems, combined with advanced software and controls. Honeywell Intelligrated backs each installation with complete lifecycle and 24X7 technical support.

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