How to Modernize & Digitalize Your Warehouse Without Complexity
In this day and age, the digitization of warehousing operations is necessary for businesses willing to improve their bottom line and gain a stronger competitive edge. With the advent of more advanced IoT technology, warehouses need to be increasingly smart, intelligent, and automated.
Research also shows that 87% of surveyed businesses plan to expand their warehouses by 2024. However, warehouse digitalization should not come at the expense of workflow efficiency. For this reason, we have gathered some suggestions for businesses ready to modernize their warehouses without adding extra layers of complexity to their daily business operations.
The Importance of Warehouse Digitalization and Automation
The global warehouse automation market is expected to experience an almost 15% increase between 2022 and 2027. E-commerce growth is one of the factors that will highly influence the expansion of this sector.
During peak e-commerce periods, for example, warehouses can experience 3-5x volume spikes. The larger storage burden is only one of the consequences, paired with increased staffing needs and higher costs for businesses. Besides, traditional manual-based warehouses are more likely to be affected by slow processes and inefficient workflows and are also more prone to human errors.
The warehouse of the future, however, is one where automation is seamlessly integrated into all of its processes. Unfortunately, for most businesses, modernizing their warehouses seems like an insurmountable challenge that requires substantial investments both in terms of capital and time.
The good news is that this does not always need to be true! Warehouse digitalization is more approachable than it might seem. We at UROVO have already helped businesses achieve greater team productivity and warehouse workflow conformity with our integrated, smart solutions. Before going into more detail about the UROVO logistics solutions, we will first review some of the main benefits of warehouse digitalization and automation:
● Mobile power for higher team safety and productivity
Mobile power allows warehouses to gain an extra edge both in productivity and efficiency. Workers who know precisely where to go for each item will spend less time walking and looking through aisles. Data gathered through mobile computing technology can also help warehouse businesses discover possible workflow improvements to make the changes needed to operate even more efficiently.
● The benefits of RFID
RFID technology offers a wide range of benefits for warehouse businesses, including higher visibility of accurate real-time information, faster locating of products, and real-time monitoring of all assets. In particular, when RFID technology is used in conjunction with other mobile computing solutions, it becomes an excellent real-time business tool that helps better manage supply chains and increases the efficiency of many operation flows. The positive value for businesses is translated into increased profits through the improved visibility that a smarter, more automated warehouse management system can provide.
● Remote device management for increased visibility
Studies show that 62% of companies have limited clarity in their supply chains. Slow, error-prone manual processes make it difficult to understand inventory levels and shipping progress in time, resulting in more delays and mistakes. Warehouse digitalization provides businesses with automatic, real-time data about each aspect of their operations. Warehouse management systems with remote device management technology can organize this data to provide workers with immediate information about everything’s location. This level of visibility through a single point allows warehouses to view all up-to-date inventory levels and avoid many common errors in their daily operations.
Below we share UROVO`s solutions for warehouse mobile computing technology.
UROVO’s Smart Solutions for Logistics and Warehouse Businesses
Businesses of all sizes can benefit from employing more advanced mobile computing technology in their warehouses. When it is possible to monitor the location, condition, content, and performance of people, inventory, and equipment, you can better allocate resources in your warehouse. You can also begin to automate tasks, plan more effectively for future needs, and implement more efficient workflows by using real-time, data-driven insights.
UROVO has already helped businesses to achieve even the most ambitious growth goals through the cutting-edge technology of its industrial mobile computing solutions. Below are some examples of mobile computers that can be used to automate and digitize a warehouse without adding extra complexity:
● Handheld barcode scanners
An example of a barcode scanner that can be used to digitize a warehouse is the UROVO RT40. This industrial mobile computer has long-range scanning capabilities of up to 15m. Its 5200mAh large-capacity battery supports quick charging within 3 hours. Another excellent example of an Android handheld barcode scanner is the UROVO i6310, a portable, rugged mobile computer with a powerful scanning engine and optimized Android 7.1/11.0 OS.
● Rugged handheld mobile computers
The UROVO DT50 5G is an excellent example of a 5G waterproof, rugged handheld computer supporting a 5G network, Bluetooth, and 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi. Businesses can use this enterprise mobile computer for over 8-12 hours thanks to its large-capacity 5000mAh battery. Its professional scan engine can be used for reading 1D/2D codes with a millisecond response, even when these codes are worn out, wrinkled, stained, curled, or damaged.
● Industrial mobile computers
The UROVO DT40S is one of our latest Android industrial mobile computers. Powered by an octa-core 1.8GHz processor, this IP67-sealed mobile computer can support your business operations even in dimly lit working environments, thanks to its built-in backlit keyboard.
The products mentioned above are only some of the many elements in our vast collection of cut-edge solutions for warehouse businesses. Contact us to discuss how to digitize your warehouse without adding unnecessary complexity to your workflows and daily operations by relying on the latest UROVO mobile computing solutions!