Automated Receiving and Inspection


As the old saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out.” A warehouse is no different. In the case of its operation, care must be taken to minimize the likelihood that garbage (inaccurate or damaged goods) is inducted into inventory as it can lead to snowballing downstream operational costs. That being said, each business case must be analyzed carefully to ensure that automation expenses are weighed against the expected tangible benefits.

Warehouse operations begin with inbound processing, the receiving of goods into the physical environment, and the recording of the new inventory into the system of record. ...

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