Obviously, a very important topic about implementation is how long it will take to install and debug. The construction of a standard warehouse and installation of general equipment usually takes no more than one year. If we can find suitable housing, the construction period will be further shortened.
However, the implementation of fully automated systems takes quite a long time. The most time-consuming and crucial step is to develop the WMS warehouse management system. Do not underestimate the time that may be spent, and set an unrealistic time limit. In the process of project implementation, it is very important to ensure compatibility between storeroom and material handling equipment and WMS. This coordination task starts from the initial process design and runs through the implementation of the project.
The information system and the company’s operating requirements are not matched. The most common reasons are that the material handling equipment is not compatible with the WMS, or the design phase does not fully understand the operation needs of the company. Another important point is that the layout of the storehouse may be different from your past experience. For example, in a warehouse carrying a tray carried through a forklift, it is possible to set up a pedestrian crossing in the roadway with sufficient indication and isolation. But it is hard to imagine that in the automatic storage system, there will be a connection channel in the roadway. Consult technical experts at the early stage of the project, effectively avoiding related errors.
Avoiding the failure of automated projects starts is at the beginning of the project. In order to ensure the final success of the automation project, we can make careful and careful analysis of the data, agree on the job target and the customer service level.