Top Reasons for Digitalization in Warehouse Environments

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An in-depth look at the top challenges facing today’s warehouse operations and the benefits companies gain from digitalizing their forklifts and material handling equipment.

Digitalization is critically needed to accommodate increasing e-commerce sales, support labor shortages in today’s market, and match the ever-present need to increase productivity with fewer resources. The digitalization movement requires industry-specific innovative thinking. Warehousing logistics and material handling are two areas where digitalization plays a crucial role in a company’s ability to meet changing needs while increasing profits.

Defined as the enabling or improving of processes with digital technologies and digitized data, digitalization enhances productivity and efficiency
while also reducing costs. By changing a fully human driven process into one that’s either partially or completely software-driven, digitalization perfects this process without having to alter it completely.

As modern warehouses scale up to meet new market demands, they have become hotbeds for digitalization. In fact, in terms of material handling, logistics and supply chain association MHI reports2 that 83% of companies believe digital will become the predominant model within the next five years and 22% believe it already exists.

This white paper explores the main challenges facing today’s warehouse operations and explains the top benefits that companies get when they digitalize their forklifts and material handling equipment. Read Full Article