Industry experts also see the use of automation in food and beverage warehouses continuing to rise. The evolution of automation systems will continue to become a more adaptable solution for food and beverage companies. With an increasing adaptability in automation this gives food and beverage companies a competitive advantage for their business by selecting the right equipment for their warehousing needs.
Along with the ongoing growth in automation, improvements in environmental controls are also on the rise. According to Stellar’s Hawkins, Stellar has customers in the Western U.S. who are looking into solar panels in order to decrease their energy costs; others are looking into better insulation in the warehouse.
Mobile capabilities are also becoming more sophisticated. And, being able to have access to a WMS or a WCS system via a smartphone or tablet is a convenient and flexible way to keep on top of your warehouse operations while on the go.