Monroe, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/09/2014 -- The No Risk Automation newsletter reported that automation equipment is capable of handling loads of raw material; work in progress such as beer, soft drinks, cereals, candy, snack foods; and finished and more than eighty percent (80%) of food firms experience defective or inferior automation implementations because an objective material handling operations strategy and process solutions within the food facility has not been carefully analyze and developed before selecting an AGV vendor. Suppliers of end-of-line automation and material handling in the food sector have a distinct scope of technology to consider, including various types of palletizing robots, stretch wrapping equipment, labeling systems, pallet control systems and laser-guided automatic vehicles. These solutions go beyond AGVs and must contain software for scheduling, routing, monitoring and visualization of the complete end-of-line process. The food sectors special requirements for hygiene, safety, and data tracking are leading component required of effective system designs. Four out of five of these automation projects will be troubled, resulting in a waste in time, money, resources. Only objective and experienced project management expertise can help avoid these disastrous and misguided implementations.
Hayes suggested, "Until 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 direct-to-consumer (B2C) distribution systems. Hayes is a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain "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 (http://www.NoRiskAutomation.com) 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. Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, 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 founded by Hayes to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time.
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