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Decarbonizing warehousing activities through digitalization and automatization with WMS integration for sustainability supporting operations


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Publication Details
Authors: Minashkina Daria, Happonen Ari
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: E3S web of conferences
Title of parent publication: 2019 7th International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2019)
Volume number: 158
ISSN: 2555-0403
eISSN: 2267-1242
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication

Abstract

The current
strong outsourcing trend dictates that the efficiency of outsourced warehousing
is a big contributing impact factor for the carbon footprint from supply chains.
A good warehouse management system boosts warehousing eco-friendliest by reducing
space waste and unnecessary number of material movements, to ensure continuous
fast materials flow and to keep the heating and cooling costs to a minimum. All
this may happen on some lengths inside the traditional manual warehousing
scenes, but in fact, if the highest level of efficiency is wanted/needed, the
operator shall need to automate, digitalize and robotize their operations. In
this publication, authors shall present an example of automation in the
warehousing context, where the warehouse operator is capable of turning around
an order line as an outgoing packet even in high peak load times under 3h time
period. This sort of efficiency means less needed storage space as items stay
less time in the warehouse and such automatization also gives the 3PLs
possibility to store materials in high rising automated systems like automated
storage and retrieval systems to optimize their space usage. All combined, the
future warehouse operations can make a positive impact on efforts to reduce
overall CO₂ emissions made by supply chains.


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