With constant pressure to meet customer service level agreements (SLAs), increase throughput and protect profit margins, savvy DC stakeholders are turning to the industrial internet of things (IIoT) for help. A case in point is the Connected Distribution Center from Honeywell Intelligrated, an accessible, end-to-end technology and software platform that delivers the visibility and agility needed to drive efficiency and optimized decision-making within the DC and across the enterprise. From machine-level sensors and smart controllers to workers, automation, robotics and the cloud, the Connected Distribution Center connects DC assets to uncover previously hidden utilization improvements, among other things.
The Connected Distribution Center can tell users how many jams per day are occurring in their facility, how long they’ll take to correct and how much additional runtime is required to meet daily throughput targets. It can also help quickly identify deteriorating system KPIs and critical path inefficiencies which might also inhibit DC utilization.