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IoT

This overarching phrase describes
adding intelligence to every device to
give it a function. The IoE analyzes
people, data, things, and processes to
suggest proactive plans, essentially
functioning as a warehouse analyst at
lightning speed.
The Fitbit, cell phone, or smart
watch you wear connects you to the
IoE. Like it or not, it gathers and analyzes the steps you take to monitor
your health. It makes you realize how
much you move in a day or if you are
sitting way too much at a desk lost in
an abyss of work. Further, the Fitbit
links to an application, monitors your
activity levels, and beeps to remind you
to get up and move. The real benefit
of the Fitbit is not reporting, it's the
ability to suggest your actions so you
can reach a goal.
Warehouse management software
(WMS), business intelligence (BI)
modules, and hardware sensors in the
warehouse are akin to the Fitbit you
wear to monitor your body's activity
to improve your health (even though
you may not be employing either to
its fullest potential). Warehouse management systems display real-time
reports to monitor the operation, but
few can predict trends based on past
data and suggest system adjustments
for better performance. These functions are a part of the new generation
of software modules called BI. BI can
ping reminders to put more personnel in a forward picking area when
order volumes surge at the end of each
month or monitor the cubic volume of
product in inventory to help plan the
square footage of reserve racking in
the company's next warehouse. IoE
and BI allow your warehouse agility
to promote lean operations. Exacta BI
allows an operator to change inputs in
the operation plan - personnel count,
order lines, truck deliveries - to suggest
a course of action to reach the day's
order goals.
Cisco IBSG predicts there will be
50 billion connected devices by 2020

(Evans). How does one even begin to
participate in this network? First, get a
grasp on the types of connections the
IoE has, then an understanding of how
to take steps to engage the warehouse
within the IOE.
Examples of different connections in
the Internet of Everything:
* Person to Person
¡ Warehouse managers and leads
communicating
¡ Customer care personnel engaging with a consumer regarding
a warehouse return order
* Person to Machine
¡ RF picking devices for
personnel
¡ Pick to Light
¡ Pick to Voice
¡ Human Machine Interface
(HMI) to control the conveyor
system or picking operations
¡ Goods to person (AutoStore,
Perfect Pick, Servus, AS/RS)
Software and hardware can increase
productivity and lower operational cost
in this connection
* Machine to Machine
¡ Robotics picking product from
a goods-to-person storage
medium
¡ Conveyor sorter feeding automated guidance vehicles
(AGVs)

¡

Asset tracking with sensors
(requiring no people to complete
the horrendous inventory count
shut down!)

All of these connections require software to keep humming along. An ERP
and WMS are the elementary building
blocks of the connected system and
are augmented by a warehouse control system (WCS) which manages the
person to machine connections mentioned above. Once these are in place,
a warehouse should consider tacking
on BI software modules to analyze and
suggest future activities based on the
WCS reports.
Imagine being a warehouse manager
running the daily operations of a lights
out warehouse from a tablet after answering BI questions on an app! It's possible,
and all starts with software.
Lauren Noyes is a Logistics Consultant
for Bastian Solutions in Los Angeles,
CA. She has a degree in Industrial
Engineering from California Polytechnic
State University and experience working in both automotive and hydraulics
manufacturing industries before joining
Bastian Solutions. While at the company, Lauren has worked on multiple
consulting projects for 3PL's, warehouses,
and ecommerce distribution centers,
making her well versed in data analysis,
picking design, and planning.

The IoE analyzes
people, data, things,
and processes to
suggest proactive plans,
essentially functioning
as a warehouse analyst
at lightning speed.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
Ask Your Board
2016 MHEDA University Calendar
Women in Industry
Mheda Mvp And Mvs Recipients
Mheda Member Profile
@Work
Women @Work
Industry Pulse
Sales Success Stories
2017 Critical Impact Factors
Planning The 2017 Critical Impact Factors
Making Sense Of “All The Things”
Mobile – A Necessity For B2b Marketing
Big Challenge For Small Business
How To Make Millennials Loyal To Your Organization
Returnable Racks And Containers Are A Big Trend In Environmental (And Cost-Effective) Packaging
Sales Intel
Generating Adequate Profit In Turbulent Times
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Editor’s Note
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Ask Your Board
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - 2016 MHEDA University Calendar
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Women in Industry
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Mobile – A Necessity For B2b Marketing
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - How To Make Millennials Loyal To Your Organization
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Returnable Racks And Containers Are A Big Trend In Environmental (And Cost-Effective) Packaging
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Spotlight on Association News
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The MHEDA Journal - Fourth Quarter, 2016 - Index of Advertisers by Product Category
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