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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.White Paper | March 8, 2007
Why manual palletizing can be more costly than automating
New white paper from FKI Logistex debunks common myths that prevent companies from automating their palletizing operations. Provides criteria to evaluate the true cost of remaining with a manual palletizing operation.
If you think the price tag to automate your palletizing operation is too high, consider how much you’re spending by remaining manual.
That’s not just in terms of dollars, either. Manual palletizing is hard on people and limits output. Even if your operation is moving just 20 cases per minute, many benefits can be gained by moving from manual to mechanized.
Before exploring the reasons for automating, let’s look at why some companies believe it’s not right for them—even though current technology and careful calculations make most of these arguments moot.