Supposing you are still relying on manual processes or using an aging sorter to run your business, you need an upgraded system. Depending on whatever needs you may want to use it for, whether for growth, business acquisitions, streamlining of your processes, or simply needing to be more efficient. There are several reasons you need to upgrade to an automated sortation solution. Here are considerate to make before you settle on the technology to purchase.
Energy consumption is becoming an integral aspect for most companies using material handling systems. When energy usage is a concern and an essential element to your company, please share with your vendor these concerns so that they get you a technology that will be energy efficient. Different technologies and vendors use different energy consumption levels.
Operating skill level and maintenance
Different vendors will provide you with other technologies that have unique operating and maintenance tasks daily. It would be best to consider how your internal personnel will interact with the equipment to be purchased and how they will maintain them before you acquire them.
Operating noise levels
Consider the level of noise pollution that technology will produce. Get sortation equipment that operates with low noise levels and delivering high volume rates of services while increasing ergonomic comfort to operators.
When your business focus is to have an upward trajectory in terms of growth, consider a piece of equipment that will have room for expansion in the future when there will be a need. A selection of equipment with limited expansion features in its design can limit your business regarding future divert locations or rates.
Finally, factors unique to your business operation and needs in a given industry, your goals, plans, and the amount of capital you will be willing to invest should play an essential role in the kind of technology to source.