The “Just-in-Time” methodology has been applied to manufacturing processes for decades but market globalisation, the increase in competitiveness and the boom in electronic commerce have made it necessary for the JIT methods to be adpted adapt to the logistics along the whole supply chain.
In this article we will explain what roller conveyors are, why the need to install them is increasing significantly in modern warehouses and how ATOX Technological Solutions smart roller conveyors have several features which convert them into a basic system to get high performance warehouses.
The bullwhip effect is a well-known phenomenon in logistics and refers to the large imbalances that can occur between the consumers’ real demand and the demand of the intermediaries who take part in the supply chain, affecting both the stock on the metal racks at the points of sale and the storage in the large palletised warehouses at the distribution centres.
When we talk about metal racking, we usually think about industrial racks, palletised warehouse and racks for heavy loads but metal racks have very varied applications and one of them is racks for museums.
Logistics is living a period when e-commerce, globalisation and the economy of scale are revolutionising all the different phases in the supply chain, with more and more severe productivity demands in the warehouses, which implies having to resort to a wide range of metal racking systems, automated warehouses and semi-automated picking and handling systems. But all this would not have evolved into what it is today if four decades ago modern tracking and traceability had not been born with the introduction of barcodes.
During the last few years, the market and business models have undergone great changes due to the growth of electronic commerce, gradual optimizations of storage costs and distribution and a greater efficiency in urban logistics; all of this partly due to the application of the new technologies to logistics, automated warehouses, semi-automated handling systems and the modernisation of metal racking.