ADVANTAGES OF INTRALOGISTICS AUTOMATION

ADVANTAGES OF INTRALOGISTICS AUTOMATION

With the advancement of new technologies and artificial intelligence, it is becoming increasingly necessary for companies to automate production processes. This is because industry has also seen a growing need to increase productivity, improve efficiency in all aspects of logistics and minimise the risk of human error. 

To understand this growing need, we first develop the definition of “intralogistics”. This term is part of the logistics and production process of a company or industry. In contrast to logistics, intralogistics is a concept that stems from the need to distinguish the handling processes of all kinds of products within a regulated and controlled environment, e.g. an industrial hall.

What are the advantages of intralogistics automation? 

Depending on the type of industry or business, it is advisable to use specific machines to automate production processes. In the following, we will develop five advantages of its implementation in general terms. 

  • Increased performance 

Every company is constantly on the lookout for an increase in performance. The implementation of these new technologies in logistics is simple and quick. The return on the initial investment in these machines is assured along with the resulting increase in productivity. 

  • Reduction in production costs 

The automation of production processes also brings a reduction in costs. What is the reason for this reduction? Industrial machines make it possible to deliver to end customers much faster and with higher quality. They also allow to perform a large number of tasks that would otherwise be performed by several operators. This reduces the training required, increasing the quality of services and allowing these workers to devote themselves to other tasks within the company. 

  • Organisation and reduction of human error 

In addition to ensuring a smooth flow of goods, automation also facilitates stock control, the automation of shipments and further optimisation of the use of the warehouse space in question. This implies a drastic reduction or even elimination of human errors in the production process. 

  • Improved quality of service 

The ability to track goods, control stock, and deliver orders on time and more effectively are factors that positively affect the opinion and satisfaction of our customers and the quality of the service provided. 

  • Environmental commitment 

In an increasingly environmentally responsible world, new technologies and machinery can help both to save costs and to achieve sustainable and environmentally friendly results.  

As a practical example, at Tecnimusa we have suitable machinery for used crates and their reutilisation, which translates into an evident environmental benefit and, as said before, into a reduction of costs and optimisation of resources.