Will a Goods-to-Person (GTP) solution solve my eFulfillment labor challenges?

DateThursday, March 31, 2022
Time12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
LocationTheater C

What You Will Learn

Goods to person is the process of bringing product to a person which greatly reduces travel time to pick and gather product from a storage location. With the emergence of the pandemic, rising concerns on how to address labor deficiencies increased exponentially.

Similarly, over the last few years the emergence of Goods-To-Person solutions in the market has also increased. While most solutions are based upon the traditional carton level automated and storage solutions (ASRS) newer to the market are solutions based upon autonomous mobile robots (AMR).

In this session we’ll provide an overview of the technologies, their benefits and some of the challenges with integrating into the overall flow of a building. We’ll also explore how a Warehouse Execution System (WES) based operation can help facilitate integrating these technologies into the overall building flow so that both the efficiency of people and machines are maximized over the full day.

Lastly, with the ongoing advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) we’ll provide a glimpse into the future with add-on enhancements for these technologies and expected benefits.

Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways:
• Better understand the pros/cons with various GTP solutions
• Overview of technologies
o Space utilization
o Mechanical overviews
o AMR base
o Embedded Software Solutions and the pros/cons
• Keys to a successful implementation
o What to stock in the system
o Order profiles
o Phased approaches to implementing
• Challenges to realizing benefits
o Wrong product mix to produce consistent work
o Ever changing order profile
o G2P providers have software which can be counterproductive to maintaining service levels and overall building workflow


Shawn Cavasos VARGO Inc.
Art Eldred VARGO Inc.
Carlos Ysasi VARGO Inc.

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