Warehouse automation in the UK and across Europe continues to soar with no signs of slowing down. According to Statista, the UK was the largest spender within warehouse automation amounting to well over 1 billion pounds in 2020. Since then, the market value has almost doubled with 2023’s project well on track for over 2 billion pounds.
In this latest blog post, we’ll be covering the top benefits of warehouse automation in 2023 and why it’s imperative for your operations. Key points and benefits we’ll be covering include:
•Enhanced Inventory Management
•Improved Order Accuracy
•Labour Cost Reduction
(The below graph shows the market size in U.S Billion Dollars from 2020-2025 which includes forecasted projections)
Let’s get started with the top benefits of warehouse automation…
When it comes to warehouse automation benefits in 2023, one of the top benefits that you’ll reap is increased efficiency. Automated material handling suppliers and installers, just like our team at Diamond Phoenix, are able to provide warehouse solutions such as automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems and robotic systems to help speed up your operations. As a result of this, you’ll benefit from increased profit margins and increased productivity. Warehouse automation solutions provided are laser-focused on minimising errors, resulting in faster order fulfilment.
Enhanced Inventory Management
Warehouse automation, that may include warehouse control or management systems, can help to enhance inventory management. For example, warehouse management systems are able to display real-time warehouse activities which enables accurate inventory management, optimised stock rotation, and timely replenishment. Automated inventory systems can automatically generate alerts for low stock levels, reducing the risk of stockouts and overstocking.
Improved Order Accuracy
Another benefit of warehouse automation is the fact that your operations will benefit from improved order accuracy. There are a range of warehouse automated solutions that will assist in minimising human errors throughout your order fulfilment processes. As a result of this, your customers are much more likely to be satisfied with your process and it will also help to reduce returns.
Labour Cost Reduction
If you’re looking to optimise your warehouse operations to the maximum, automating physically demanding and repetitive tasks is a great place to start. Conveyor systems and robotics can replace repetitive labour that will see you have a much greater return on investment in the long-run. Once warehouse automation is in place, fewer workers will be required for routine operations. Furthermore, Warehouse automation also helps mitigate labour shortages, particularly during peak seasons, by handling increased order volumes with minimal reliance on additional human resources.
Whether you have been established just a few years or a few decades, it’s likely you’re seeking further growth and scalability. Enter warehouse automation. A wide range of conveyor systems and robotic systems available from Diamond Phoenix will help you to manage efficiency with increased orders and output as your sales naturally increase. Many of our solutions can be well-integrated with existing systems you may already have in place so you can expect a prompt installation process.
Warehouse automation is booming and is forecasted for continued growth for the next few years and beyond. Implementing warehouse automation can provide a significant competitive advantage AND also make sure that you don’t get left behind by competitors on a regional or global scale. With warehouse automation, you’ll be in a great position to deal with fluctuations of demand throughout different seasons, drive repeat, and continue an upwards trajectory of growth.
Why Choose Diamond Phoenix?
Here at Diamond Phoenix, we are proud to be one of the UK’s top suppliers and installers of automation and robotic systems. We cover a multitude of industries including; Automotive, Airports, Food and Beverage, Furniture & Woodworking, Distribution, E-fulfilment, and a number of other industries too.
Moreover, we offer a variety of warehouse automation solutions that include; more than half a dozen types of conveyor systems, warehouse control systems, AGV’s, and more. Check out our dedicated product page here..
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