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Robots as a Service: A low-risk path to warehouse automation?
Supply Chain Dive
While warehouse managers and supply chain leaders may be eager to acquire robots and automated technologies, the large capital investments and expertise required can often be a barrier to adoption. Following the trends of the software as a service (SaaS) industry, robotics companies are now offering robotics as a service (RaaS) solutions that make robot deployments more feasible than ever. Much like companies that use SaaS to efficiently adopt software solutions, RaaS models offer a cost-effective, less risky and scalable way to adopt robotics in warehouses with no additional infrastructure requirements and little training.


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NEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY


  Using Machine Learning to Improve Ergonomics in Warehouse Jobs
Material Handling & Logistics
Machine learning is everywhere. And in the care of those working in warehouses, that’s a good thing. Researchers at the University of Washington have used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them how risky their behaviors are in real time.


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  Know Your Supply Chain Risks
Supply Chain Management Review
Any single risk event can wreak havoc on a company’s operations, and a combination of multiple issues can bring an organization to its knees. The number of potential hazards is growing every year: According to Resilinc’s Annual EventWatch Report, global supply chain risk events increased 36% in 2018. The company issued 2,696 event notices—an average of about seven per day.


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  The Importance of Vetting Your Fulfillment Provider
Forbes
If you run an e-commerce company, customer attitudes aren’t the only reason to make sure the workers who pack and ship your products are treated well. Low wages and a stressful work environment contribute to high turnover rates and low morale at some fulfillment centers. This can translate to fulfillment errors and customer service headaches.


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  How Can Machine Learning Enhance Supply Chain Management Analytics?
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply chain analytics refers to balancing supply and demand along with corporate strategy in order to boost sustainability, profitability, and reduce inventory cost. To achieve this balance, supply chain planners access historical and real time data, which is categorized into outliers, trends, and exceptions. Supply chain analytics provides opportunities to accelerate growth by enhancing strategic decision making, optimizing ROI, and leveraging procured insights.


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WAREHOUSE TIP OF THE MONTH


  3 Steps to New Employee Success
Multibriefs
The honeymoon period for new employees provides a prime time to set the stage for unlimited success. While some employers unfortunately also call this the introductory period and try to use it as an evaluation window within which to weed out new hires, we should look at it as a litmus test for our own success and a chance to invest in the success of an employee. Employees come in ready to make an impact, optimistic about the opportunity and eager to learn. Here are three steps to take to fan that flame of enthusiasm into a sustainable fire.


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MISSION STATEMENT


  Lansdale Warehouse is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. The Lansdale Warehouse Company provides premier warehouse and distribution services in a safe and secure environment for customers' goods at a reasonable cost. Our "quality management" atmosphere engenders an entrepreneurial attitude that ultimately translates into "100% customer satisfaction through a 'zero defectives' process." Continuous improvement attitudes ensure dependable customer service. Employee participation, honest communication and a clearly defined understanding of our customers' needs support our successful process.




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