Employers have become much more sophisticated about how they work with their labor forces to improve productivity. But the pressure to step up productivity will only increase in the not-too-distant future, when we aging baby boomers begin to retire and the next, smaller wave of workers takes over.
In a crunch a space crunch, that is a high-rise automated storage and retrieval system can work wonders, freeing up acres of DC floor space. And you'd be astonished to learn just what today's systems can handle.
You're in good company. Even the leading-edge DCs are shying away from the revolutionary in favor of more traditional equipment that's better, cheaper and faster and increasingly controlled by computers.
Collaborating with a third-party logistics management firm and an international material handling specialist, BMW runs a production parts warehouse in South Carolina that operates with the precision of a Z4 roadster.