At EIM, we’re all about helping our customers keep up with the demands changing industry norms. Few of our clients have seen more change in recent years than the material handling industry. The rise of ecommerce and accelerating advances in material handling automation technology have left warehouses running to upgrade or in some cases build brand new, fully automated warehouses.
All this new technology has us thinking, will your future warehouse still need labels? We’re glad you asked!
Have Drone, Need Label
One of warehouse workers’ most time-consuming tasks is keeping track of inventory. If you’re looking to free up your people for higher value tasks, look no further than the warehouse drone.
For inventory tracking drones, the trusty old rack label will be as important as ever. As drones fly through your warehouse scanning products, they also scan every individual rack’s barcode label—so not only do you know what products you have in stock, you have a consistently updated map showing the precise location for each product.
Autonomous Mobile Robots + Barcode Labels
Those rack labels will also come in handy when you send out your autonomous mobile robot to retrieve stock and bring it across the warehouse to your employees standing ready to pack up and ship out orders. Unlike drones, certain types of autonomous robots navigate around your warehouse with…you guessed it, barcode labels! Data matrix barcode labels placed at regular intervals on the ground create a map of your warehouse’s floor plan for robots to navigate.
Ask us about our amazing ultra-thin floor shields—we even have an all-in-one option with both your label & a polycarbonate shield fused together as a single product. Talk to The Label Experts today to get free FloorCode™ Streamline samples to test.