How to Build a Smart Warehouse in 2020

Technology is changing the way the world of business works and consumers shop. Busy warehouses, moving into 2020 and beyond, are constantly striving to improve efficiency and productivity. New technology trends allow warehouses to work smarter without placing unnecessary burdens on staff to do so. These are steps you can take to build a smarter warehouse in 2020.

Implement Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Scanning

Smart warehouses in 2020 are replacing inefficient barcode scanning with infinitely more efficient RFID radio waves. These digital signatures or “tags” improve efficiency while reducing inventory inaccuracies. Rather than scanning individual packages, which is a time consuming process, you can identify the location of each package or product in the warehouse by a handheld scanner rather than having to locate the product before scanning it.

Automate Wherever Possible

Automation can be instrumental in reducing human error, improving efficiency, improving accuracy, and managing much of the heavy lifting in smart warehouses today. There are many ways warehouses can automate as well. It’s not all in the manual labor. For instance, you can automate your inventory control, so that you do not have to count every item that comes into the warehouse. For those who adopt RFID, it is simple to automate the inventory management process.

Adopt Modern Communication Technology, such as Push-to-Talk Two-Way Radios

Fast access to communication is essential to keep everyone in your warehouse on the same page. It doesn’t get faster than push-to-talk two-way radios for essential communication to individual members or your team or the entire organization. Push-to-talk offers communication, literally at the push of a button, so you can warn forklift drivers of danger, maintenance workers of items that require their attention, and security staff of suspicious activities.

The added benefit of data transmissions, text transmissions, and image sharing with push-to-talk technology makes it a real winner in smart warehouses that utilize a wide range of modern technologies to power their productivity and efficiency. Plus, PTT two-way radios operate with great efficiency over large spaces and feature noise cancelling and voice enhancing technology to be heard regardless of background noises.

Technology is moving at the speed of light. Warehouses that do not embrace smart warehouse technology in 2020 run the risk of getting left behind by those who are moving their goods faster and more efficiently. More importantly, smart warehouses are more profitable. Reduce labor, increase customer satisfaction, and watch your warehouse rise above the competition by transitioning to a smart warehouse this year.


Call us here at Peak PTT at 855-600-6161 to learn more about how Peak PTT two-way radios can make your warehouse even smarter!


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