SCDigest Editorial Staff
The following article is excerpted from our recent Supply Chain Digest Letter on Sortation Systems for Distribution. The full, 16-page electronic copy of the Letter, along with a wealth of other information and resources, is available at our Sortation Systems Resource Page.
What’s a system cost?
That’s the most common question vendors of almost any supply chain technology get asked, and in fairness to them, it isn’t easy to answer, especially for sortation systems.
Why? There are simply so many variables that go into the ultimate system price, and a huge variety of system options, from “a Chevy to a Cadillac,” as the saying goes. Finally, there is a question of what assets a company brings to the table at the start. For example, does it have a Warehouse Management System capable of supporting the new automated system? Or does the WMS have to be upgraded as well?
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