Manual receiving is inefficient and labor intensive; therefore, automating the process can improve efficiency and cut labor costs. However, while the main objective of any automation project is reduced labor cost, the reasons to automate receiving go well beyond labor savings. For example, manual receiving is also slow. To compensate, facilities must store more product in inventory to ensure that an adequate supply is available for shipping.
One reason to automate is that most facilities have limited capacity. Making the receiving process as efficient as possible could allow a company to grow and ship more product without having to expand or build additional distribution centers. Shipping a product to a customer as quickly as possible converts that product into revenue and profits.
4NPA’s automated receiving system automatically records incoming products, labels them and sorts them for movement to storage or the shipping department. We make all the steps necessary fafster and more efficient and provide the framework for cross‐docking, which enables product to flow through the facility as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We Make Automated Receiving Simple
Automated receiving can make the following steps more efficient: