ProMat 2017 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL | April 3-6, 2017

Drones in the supply chain: What’s the big deal about cycle counting?

Sponsored by PINC

Webinar Conference Recording
Presentation Adobe PDF
  • Seminar Number
  • Date Monday, April 3, 2017
  • Time 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location Autonomous Vehicle Solutions Theater (North Hall)
  • Type Seminar

What You Will Learn

Companies that carry a significant amount of inventory are continually looking for better ways to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their inventory checking process. Some companies stop operations to carry out a full physical inventory check. Other operations are able to be more targeted, with cycle counts in areas that deal with high-value or high- volume product. Irrespective of your approach, it often means that there is a team of individuals roaming the warehouse manually checking inventory. This can be time consuming, expensive, disruptive, require equipment, and exposes people to safety risks. Industry leading companies are now looking into Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “drones”, coupled with advanced optical sensor capabilities, to significantly improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of inventory checks. It can be ordered by the operator to perform automatic inventory checks throughout the warehouse, accurately identifying inventory in put away locations, at the frequency of your choosing. Moving the process of information capture into the air provides on demand checks and avoids the time, expense, and risk of using a people lifts to access difficult to reach locations within the warehouse.


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