From as soon as 2020, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be transforming warehouse operations. Productivity levels, inventory processes and employee wages are just three fields that are expected to be revolutionised and improved by AI technology in warehouses in just a matter of years.
Warehouse managers often cite productivity improvements as the main benefit of location tracking systems. Precise data can help managers identify workflow bottlenecks, but also improve safety in a warehouse by alerting workers if they get too close to machinery or moving vehicles. However, effective location tracking can also hold some more unexpected benefits.
Identify worker emergencies […]
As stock levels rise and fall, pallets migrate, vehicles move, and workers clock in and out, it can be difficult to identify the areas which pose the most risk to your employees. Spread across a large warehouse or multiple warehouses, proactive safety enhancements can sometimes feel ineffective. Where are the risk areas? What should be […]
Between 2015 and 2016 in the UK, over 620,000 people reported a non-fatal injury at work. Twenty percent of the injuries were attributed to handling, lifting or carrying, and another 10 percent attributed to being hit by a moving object, as well as lesser known injuries. There is ever-growing guidance on how best to protect […]
Did you know that from as soon as 2019, new technologies could be revolutionising and improving efficiency in warehouses? Technologies including artificial intelligence, 3D printing and self-driving vehicles could be more widely used in warehouses everywhere sooner than you think.
In a warehouse, time and space are valuable assets. The process of tracking, analysing and improving those assets is a constant cycle, but without the right data is impossible. Data blind spots take a toll on efficiency, but one of the most obvious remains the most untapped: the time during a pallet move.
Visibility is […]
When you consider the challenges of operating a forklift in a confined space and the general safety dangers posed by lift trucks in the work environment, then it’s well worth considering the latest technologies to improve safety.
Proximity Warning using RFID, forklift truck mounted cameras and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) are among the most progressive […]
Warehouses are a centre of activity, with a flurry of circulating goods and moving vehicles, which means they usually have a higher potential for accidents than areas with more limited functions. Major hazards are usually identifiable – however it’s the lesser known dangers that can be the deadliest.
Although there has been a long-term downward trend […]
Did you know over the past decade almost 25 percent of all workplace fatalities occurred in November and December? Increased activity over the festive period leads to a rise in accidents, with employers and employees not following sufficient safety procedures. This Christmas, don’t risk becoming a work related injury statistic.
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Real-time location systems (RTLS) can help turbo-charge warehouse productivity, but did you know they can improve safety too?
Despite the safety precautions that are usually found in warehouses, forklift accidents still happen, putting workers lives in great danger. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) latest figures show that on average, a shocking six people die every […]