I recently generated a word cloud of the abco automation site. This takes all the text from all of our blog posts and assigns them a weight based on how often they appear. The more frequently a word appears the larger it is in the resulting picture.
Taking a quick look at our cloud I noticed some words that we clearly use very frequently.
Distribution, no surprise right? That's what we do. Our main job is to design (also one of the large words) and build (no slouch, …
Accuracy in distribution is a major pain point for some companies. So how accurate is the picking in your distribution center? In a retail distribution center a 3% error rate can cost you from $650,000 to 3 million dollars. Every year.
So are you still thinking that your 97% accuracy rate is good? Probably not.
So the question is how do you increase accuracy in distribution?
The best way might be to take a hard look at the ROI in automation. Human beings make mistakes, and you can …
Ever see a material handling system integration that didn't seem that.....integrated? I think we all have.
It takes a lot of work, skill and careful analysis to get an integration to perform to its best. Take a look at how abco automation helped the Gilt Groupe with integrating legacy systems and new ideas to maintain their fanatical customer service even while the company kept growing in orders of magnitude.
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Hi I am Cory Flemings from abco automation and welcome back to Whiteboard Insights. Today I want to tell you a story about a discussion I had recently about cubic velocity.
It goes kind of like this. Back in the history of man we created the distribution center design and before there were computers we basically had static locations and somebody walked through a warehouse and getting stuff off the shelves. And that is how we got to this world of distribution center design. Many of us are …
Hi I am Cory Flemings from abco automation. I want to welcome you back to whiteboard insights. Today we're going to talk about the supply chain optimization and why it matters. I heard a story one time about a Vice President of Distribution for a very well-known health and beauty aid manufacturer who gave this talk about when he took over as VP. He asked what is the cash to cash cycle line for a particular brand of shampoo?
What is the time from the point where we spend money on boxes …
The Distribution Center as a Competitive Advantage: Gilt Groupe
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So what we have is an engine for production. We can get everything stored properly here and it makes order picking efficient and very cost-effective.
Gilt Groupe is a private sale, flash sales company founded back in 2007. We buy luxury items and sell them on a first-come first-served basis, so it creates a competitive shopping …
We are an American, material-handling engineering company whose core emphasis is on designing Distribution Centers with the principles of the Pareto Curve in mind. We focus on designing and installing turn-key, integrated-technology, design distribution centers that accurately generate more throughput in less space with fewer people.
Our solutions are “hyper-productive” and offer a very attractive return on investment.
abco automation can design distribution center automation concepts for your company that are more financially efficient (the combination of capital cost, space and labor) than most American systems integrators. We possess 49 years of collective automation know-how and excel by virtue of having exposure to European distribution processes and technologies –concepts that most American integrators and operations professionals have never seen. In a competitive scenario, we clearly outdistance our counterparts in the ideas we bring to the table. At the same time, we are not a manufacturer beholden to sell a particular brand and have the ability to shop available suppliers for the lowest cost.