KSi's Automation Evaluation Steps:
Perform optimization modeling of the future state of the planned new facilities and/or resets as the basis for comparison.
Create actionable plan to reduce cost per unit handled, eliminate errors, product damage and increased inventory turnover.
Review total throughput for the benchmark facility and compare to any KSi alternative developed.
Determine the optimal new module facility sizing and layout with the objectives of maximizing efficiency, effectiveness (accuracy) and capacities to handle the design year expectations.
Evaluate and compare existing and alternative applicable automated solutions for the future state.
Evaluate retail and e-commerce variety technology solutions to handle the planned item mix of varying shipping units and streams.
Visit and tour hybrid and fully automated DCs.
Perform a comparative analysis between the new MH handling method, and alternative MH methods with the intent to optimize operations, layout and processes to improve variable costs.