No Risk Automation Newsletter Issue Number 4 Examines How AGVs Reducing Damage Inventory


Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/22/2014 -- The fourth issue of “No Risk Automation” (a weekly e-newsletter) will be issued on August 25th and address how AGVs have been found to reduce the damage to inventory, make production scheduling more flexible, and reduce staffing needs. AGVs are a major capital decision and implementation requires a level of fiscal caution combined with industry knowledge and experience.

The upcoming issue also discusses the criteria when considering automation, particularly AGV (automated guided vehicle) selection. One criterion is load types, which might include pallets, rolls, cases, containers, bales, or something else. This should be one of the first considerations asked in the selection process.

The third issue of No Risk Automation, distributed on August 18th, explored how engineering services often detracts the overall project and layout analysis and development of customized tooling options. The first step is the same in all automation processes: namely analyze automation needs and begin developing an implementation plan.

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About John Hayes and NoRiskAutomation
NoRiskAutomation ( is an organization to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time. 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.

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