Debunking the Myths to Automation

eBookWarehouse automation is a tricky thing.

Many companies have thought about automating their warehouse, but didn’t look into what it could do for their operation because of any multitude of reasons. Some weren’t sure how they could ever justify such an “enormous” investment. Some claimed they heard of someone else’s installation that was an epic disaster. Others have thought that their inventory profiles and handling processes are just too variable to do it with anything other than manual labor.

If these excuses sound like you, you’ve been duped. Don’t let the naysayers, rumors or 3rd party stories you’ve heard about automating your warehouse scare you.

One myth to automation is that warehouse automation means only complicated, “lights out” technologies. The truth is that there’s more than just one level of automation, and most are not “lights out.” Consider automation as having four levels of increasing complexity:


To view more myths to automation, you can download viastore’s compilation of the 15 most common myths about warehouse automation, debunked with facts. Download it to learn what an automated warehouse truly can do for you.


About John Clark

John is responsible for Marketing and Business Development at the North American headquarters of viastore systems in Grand Rapids, MI.

He has over 20 years of broad hands-on experience in all aspects of marketing and communication, including writing, content marketing, advertising, design, trade show and event planning, public/media relations, website, lead generation and management.

Prior to viastore, he has held marketing management positions at TGW Systems and Dematic, both global material handling automation companies.

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