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Wireless technology has revolutionized the warehousing and logistics operations environment in the past two decades. The advent of pervasive WLAN promises to accelerate productivity and profitability gains even further. The challenge now is to identify the right solution that can make this promise a reality.
Total Cost of Ownership Report
Discover the real cost savings you can make with an Extricom deployment versus traditional WLAN, in a logistics environment.
The purpose of this document is to take close look at what it really costs to deploy traditional WLAN technologyin such a tough environment versus what it costs to deploy Extricom’s channel blanket ™ technology.It turns out that there are significant differences in CAPEX (Capital Expenditures) and OPEX (OperationalExpenditures) between the solutions, which decision makers need to be aware of. Read more....
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- Keeping Wireless Moving: Extricom WLAN at Bie & Berntsen
For well over a decade, companies in the manufacturing, logistics, and retail spacehave taken the lead in the use of wireless LAN (WLAN) to achieve improvements in bothproductivity and profitability. Pharmaceutical companies are an excellent example ofthis, especially since they typically have a mixed warehouse, manufacturing, and officeenvironment in which a wide variety of wireless applications can provide greatoperating value.
For Danish pharmaceutical company Bie & Berntsen, WLAN was certainly a very attractiveproposition to implement in their combined warehouse and lab facility, assuming it couldmeet their requirements. Read more...
In today’s highly competitive business environment, logistics center operators need to run their operations more efficiently than ever before. The key efficiency tools used in the logistics sector today, such as handheld scanners, RFID tags, Wi-Fi phones, and automatic pick and place robots, are entirely dependent on the presence of a reliable WLAN infrastructure.
However, implementing a reliable, effective WLAN in a logistics environment is a very difficult task for traditional WLAN technologies. The presence of large metal surfaces in the ceiling and walls of the logistics center, high shelves filled with changing inventory, moving vehicles, and large distances, create a very challenging RF environment. Furthermore, the inherent mobility of clients makes additional performance demands on the WLAN.
- The Right Move: Extricom WLAN and the Kiva System MFS
Speed and efficiency are critical business metrics in retail distribution centres. How fastand accurately an order is fulfilled after customers click the Send button on their browser often determines whether those customers come back for more. Ultimately that efficiencycan mean the difference between success and failure for an online retailer. Pushing thesemetrics to their limits is the driving force behind the Kiva Systems Mobile Fulfillment System,or MFS, a robotic automation system that can double worker productivity and streamline the fulfillment process dramatically. Wireless LAN infrastructure is an important part of this formula, as the system requires the careful orchestration of hundreds of continuously mobile robots by Kiva’s centralized control software. To ensure that their infrastructure measuredup, Kiva integrated Extricom wireless LAN, with its robust connectivity and unrivaledmobility, as a key solution component. Read more...
- Putting Wi-Fi to Work: WLAN at Razel
The harsh environment of the construction industry, a world of steel, concrete, machines,noise and dust, would seem like the last place for a wireless LAN (WLAN). But more andmore, the industry is harnessing Wi-Fi’s operational flexibility to bring enhanced data andvoice communications directly to the job site. This move is not a “nice to have” initiative,but rather something that achieves bottom-line cost reductions. In an industry with tightprofit margins, anything that provides a competitive advantage can mean the differencebetween success and failure. French engineering firm Razel was eager to harness thepotential of WLAN, both in their internal operations and on the job site. What they neededwas a system that could be quickly deployed, enable site-wide mobility, and provide robust,resilient performance. Their final choice was an Extricom WLAN. Read more...
Download the Logistics Industry Brief
Perhaps no other group is more determined to benefit from wireless LAN (WLAN) thancompanies whose logistics operations are critical to their business model. For theseenterprises, the incremental time-savings and productivity increases enabled by WLANcan translate into bottom-line profitability and an edge over their competitors.Understand more about how effective WLAN can revolutionize your warehouse. Download the report
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