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Wynright CEO, Kevin Ambrose contributed "Switching On the Lights-Out Warehouse" to Supply Chain Brain

By: Kevin Ambrose, Wynright
April 1,  2014

The "lights-out warehouse" is a little like Bigfoot: a mythical idea everyone in the material handling industry has heard about but few have actually seen. It's been a buzzword for years, yet just a handful of companies have made the leap to a fully automated distribution center, despite abundant indications that it would increase efficiency and profit margins.

Even partial automation significantly streamlines DC operations. When the footwear manufacturer Skechers, in Rancho Belago, Calif., consolidated its five DCs under one 1.82 million square-foot roof, it automated several processes that were previously handled manually, including storage of overflow items and its pack and hold system.

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