An approach to relieving warehouse pain points

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Abstract

Despite much progress made in the development and integration of systems and automation in warehouses, manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers are still confronted with many formidable challenges in improving the efficiencies in operating a variety of warehouses. Inefficient cycle counting, inaccuracy, and costly labor expense are typical pain points for a warehouse, which frequently are caused by inefficient flow of information. This article presents an innovative approach to relieving these pain points by taking advantage of radio frequency identification technology. Global identification codes are used to identify individual items, packaging boxes or cases, and storing pallets. As the data on items and their locations are collected in a timely manner, the pertinent data, information, and knowledge on jobs at hand can be promptly provided (e.g., to operators, machines, and devices), resulting in that a warehouse can be operated in a much more cost-effective and efficient manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages197-201
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC2005 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2005Mar 22 2005

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Other2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC2005
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period3/19/053/22/05

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Warehouses
Pallets
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Identification (control systems)
Packaging
Automation
Personnel
Costs

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  • Engineering(all)

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Qiu, G., & Sangwan, R. S. (2005). An approach to relieving warehouse pain points. 197-201. Paper presented at 2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC2005, Tucson, AZ, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNSC.2005.1461186
Qiu, Guanghua ; Sangwan, Raghvinder S. / An approach to relieving warehouse pain points. Paper presented at 2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC2005, Tucson, AZ, United States.5 p.
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2005. 197-201 Paper presented at 2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC2005, Tucson, AZ, United States.

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Qiu G, Sangwan RS. An approach to relieving warehouse pain points. 2005. Paper presented at 2005 IEEE Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC2005, Tucson, AZ, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNSC.2005.1461186