Why manual palletizing can be more costly than automating
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.