John Hayes, Director of Sales for BALYO US was featured in the latest issue of Supply Chain world talking about the supply chain constraints.
In manufacturing plant floors, warehouses, distribution centers (DCs), and third-party logistics (3PLs), the constraint is the antiquated process of moving raw materials, pallets, finished goods out the door either to a secondary regional DC or to the end-user. Ill-suited fork trucks fail to meet the design specifications of large facilities nor the required structure of high-turn operations, whether in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) or kitting in an automotive assembly plant.
The article talks about some of the most common constraints observed and how automation and new technology solutions removed these constraints.
Warehouse space, if available is too expensive, that is unless space utilization can increase 10 – 30% by simply adding elevation of storage capacity. It is not only warehouse space where prices are...