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Automation ROI: How to Score Success with Projects Big and Small
Episode 108527th February 2023 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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Changes in consumer expectations have increased the pressure brands face to maintain service level commitments. Consumers want in-stock inventory, next-day free shipping and free, no-hassle returns along with excellent customer support. Companies across the globe are feeling the pressure and wondering how they can compete with global big-box ecommerce giants.

To stay in the competition, they must ask where and how to automate, making the question not “should we automate?” but “how much should we automate?”

Alex Haines is the Manager of Business Development at Bastian Solutions. He and his team work with customers across industries, looking for opportunities to apply automation to the pain points and opportunities created by rapidly changing customer demands.

In this episode, Alex joins co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White to discuss how companies can determine what level of automation is right for their competitive situation:

• How warehousing automation creates efficient environments, avoids missed shipping deadlines, mitigates issues with labor shortages, and creates safer workspaces for employees, all while exceeding consumer expectations

• Why automated systems don’t have to be large or costly, and the best way to make small investments that have big payoffs.

• Ways to navigate through the influx of automation technology options and minimize the disruption of day-to-day operations by retrofitting existing facilities

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