You move product. You want to move product more efficiently. It’s time to consider adding Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to your fleet. AGVs and automated forklifts are becoming a mainstay in manufacturing facilities and distribution center operations where repetitive tasks can be standardized to remove the need for human intervention. AGVs can be used to automate the transportation of products throughout your operation.
When adding unique IDs to totes or attaching shipping labels to outbound orders, consider automatic print and apply labelers. These systems ensure each container is accurately identified, labeled, and directed toward its intended target. These machines can be conveniently integrated into conveyor routes, eliminating the manual work of removing and labeling products.
The traditional method of weighing and sizing a package includes using a measuring tape and scale, then inputting the data into a Warehouse Management System (WMS). Manual measurement is subjective and can involve human errors both while taking the measurements as well as while inputting data into the WMS. Automated dimension and weight scanning machines can instantly capture all three dimensions and weight of a product and then relay this data automatically to the WMS, ensuring order accuracy, proper classification, and transport. These products can reduce manpower and increase accuracy in data and delivery.
Automatic palletizers stack products using unit load, the most efficient assembly of materials for handling. Palletizing systems create single, large units for moving finished goods, which is more economical than handling and shipping individual boxes separately. Palletizing equipment is available for a variety of pallet styles, product types, build patterns and applications. Palletizing systems can include the robotic arm, inline, or conveyorized. Speak to a Toyota Dealer to find your customized solution.
By incorporating automation into your outbound processes, unpredictability can be a thing of the past. Toyota’s automated shipping systems create the efficiencies needed from packaging orders to dock delivery and trailer loading. Consult with a certified Toyota Dealer today on ways to implement automation into your company.