Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, recently discussed how one company has invented a different model for the new generation of Pick-to-Light. The article was published in Automation.com magazine.
According to Cutler, until now Pick-to-Light equipment has represented a significant fixed capital expense with little consideration for variable use, often driven by seasonality, warehouse/distribution variance, and project management flux.
The new value proposition recognizes that small manufacturers, distribution centers, and 3PLs are seeking flexible, easy-to-learn, and affordable technology solutions that are fully scalable to grow or shrink with any company’s requirements. The system includes very economical Pick-to-Light devices which manage inventory in the warehouse. These devices are leased on a month-to-month basis, so small manufacturers can reduce capital outlay, paying for only the lights needed (returning those unneeded). It becomes the first variable inventory control expense in the industrial market based solely on use and need.
With the increasing demand for customizable manufacturing throughout the supply chain, a newer Pick-to-Light technology was needed that pioneers and advances the next generation of cost-effective picking solutions. By deploying a standard cloud-based system using modern Industrial Internet of Things (IioT) devices, there’s no expensive server to buy or depreciate.
Automation.com is the leading online publisher of automation-related content. The publication helps readers automate factories and processes, solve problems, and improve production efficiencies by providing the most current industry news, information, and resources.
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About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 3500 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.
Company Name: TR Cutler Inc.
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