Common Anti-Patterns for Starting Automation Selection


Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/31/2014 -- Anti-patterns have been applied to software design, coding, configuration management, and just about any activity within materials handling projects. Exposing automation decision-makers what not to do is useful in setting the stage for some of the recommendations reported John Hayes, founder of NoRiskAutomation.

Earlier in 2014, Supply & Demand Chain Executive John Hayes launched NoRiskAutomation, an unbiased, vendor agnostic firm to assist those making automation decisions. Having worked for some of the leading automated guided vehicle (AGV) manufacturers, John Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors. NoRiskAutomation ( is an organization to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time.

Hayes suggested, “Automation selection is based on knowledge and information, vendors will make suggestions about solutions that may or may not be in the warehouse, distribution, or manufacturers’ best interest. This newsletter is to keep an open conversation about trends, best-practices, and technology pros and cons for those that are in the active planning and automation purchasing stage. This publication will ensure that the appropriate questions are being asked and answered.”

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About John Hayes and NoRiskAutomation
John Hayes is a solutions-finder for the material handling industry. For more than twenty years he has been evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing innovative software and hardware solutions for businesses in high-volume retail, wholesale (B2B), and business-to-consumer (B2C) distribution systems. Hayes is a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” recipient with vast and specific expertise in automated guided vehicles (AGVs). This reputation has resulted in hundreds of systems for highly productive and cost-effective fulfillment centers and manufacturing plant designs. Hayes uses a vendor agnostic approach at NoRiskAutomation, eliminating bias while avoiding the land mines and understanding the challenges.

NoRiskAutomation utilizes a unique 4-Step process which ensures that sound and smart technologies are utilized by clients worldwide. Follow Hayes on Twitter @NoRiskAutomate.

John Hayes
CEO and Founder