Earlier, we discussed the main dynamics that are transforming consumption patterns, which require ever higher standards of speed and quality. A challenge to which companies are called to respond.
In this scenario, the logistics activity is transformed, leaving the concept that relegates it to a final phase of the production chain. Through a complete paradigm shift, logistics today becomes the nerve center of corporate value movement, and to keep up with a constantly changing reality it must undertake a path of ever greater approach to innovation and automation tools.
Handling operations represent one of the most important phases of the supply chain, especiallyfor the Fashion & Luxury sector; they guarantee the correct execution of crucial activities such as, for example, quality control, intelligent storage, just-in-time picking.
To allow the processes to take place in compliance with quality standards, combining them with the ever-increasing speed required for execution , it is necessary that the processing lines are designed by designing flows capable of processing their complexity.
Thinking of introducing innovative systems within alogistics complex designed with obsolete ideas does not serve to modernize the approach to handling activities, but it is necessary to innovate starting from the design itself, creating solutions designed to enhance capabilities and follow the development and evolutionof the company over time.
In fact, there are ideas and tools that can completely redesign logistics processes.
With regard to the organization of inventories, for example, a completely automated management can be envisaged: a part of the warehouse could operate independently, even at night, avoiding that pick&pack operations are interrupted for days, reducing the overall throughput of a logistics plant. However, this involves the implementation of severalpreparatory operations, such as the adoption of RFID technology and the automation of hanging garment handling lines.
By drawing a coherent flow between the entrance gates, the feedback of the goods and the technical box of arrival, it is possible to aim for the automation of the entire process of pouring the finished product at the end of the order and storing the products.
To evolve more and more towards a “speed of sending” functional to the needs introduced by the presence of e-commerce and marketplaces, which requirefast and punctual shipments, it is possible to introduce packaging stations reached by automated picking slides. These are connected to lines that recognize the origin of the order and, depending on the expected timing, identify the garment chosen by the customer through a code and transport it to the packaging points.
Automation is therefore an integral part of the design, therefore MHART’s aim is to support customers by sharing challenges and designing systems thatare able to combine speed with quality in execution.
Optimized management of logistics systems can also actively support waste reduction. Let’s talk, for example, about e-commerce return management: quickly reinserting a returned product into the sales circuit avoids the creation of leftovers, which instead, generally, due to long and complex return processes, fall into obsolescence. At the same time, processing shipments in a functional way avoiding shipping errors decreases the number of transits made by the courier for the recovery of the goods.
Adding small components to solve individual problems results in an unmanageable increase in complexity. Reworking the overall design is the way to reach levels of excellence, and only a reliable partner like MHART can accompany companies on this path.