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Warehouse and Supply Chain Technology:

The Role of Warehouse Automation
in Driving Efficiencies and Productivity

Warehouse automation is proving to be a compelling investment for distribution operations seeking reduced labor costs and improved throughput efficiencies.

Many businesses rely on paper-based picking, discrete order-picking processes or ERP/WMS. But businesses with omnichannel order fulfillment operations that lack the tools needed to optimize and manage a complex order fulfillment operation will struggle to control labor costs.

This report discusses the role ERP and WMS play in distribution operations and explore how Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) and Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) can support those functions.

Learn which systems are best suited to optimize order release while managing both traditional warehouse automation, as well as the latest automation technologies such as Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) and Robotic Goods-to-Person (G2P) systems.

This report shows how small and mid-sized distribution center operations benefit when investing in a WES-WCS system to extend productivity of an existing ERP or WMS system.

Download now to learn:

  • What size picking staff justifies an investment in picking automation 
  • Components of packing, manifesting and shipping automation 
  • How to eliminate errors to increase customer satisfaction and retailer chargebacks 
  • How to reduce reliance on manual labor 


Mike Emerson

Pat Hanrahan
Numina Group

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About the author:

Pat Hanrahan

Pat Hanrahan

Pat Hanrahan has 15+ years of warehouse automation experience at Numina Group. As vice president of business development, Pat works closely with companies to improve their order fulfillment operations. He also helps clients assess their current operation, identify opportunities for improvement, and collaborates with their team to implement end-to-end warehouse automation solutions. Numina Group specializes in defining, designing and implementing warehouse automation solutions that eliminate manual labor, and increase efficiency, accuracy and profitability throughout fulfillment operations.