Warehousing can be a competitive, low-margin business, and in today’s turbulent economy it is especially important for warehouses to deliver a high level of performance while keeping costs low. Your customers are increasingly in a position to demand accuracy, timeliness and zero damage for every order, offering significant rewards for consistent delivery of “perfect orders”.
Today’s warehouse managers are therefore investing in cost-effective processes and technologies that improve accuracy as well as attract and retain customers. One of the most critical of these is in the area of mobility.
Mobility in the warehouse can dramatically improve your productivity, resource utilization and inventory management. Providing “anytime, anywhere” flexibility, workers replace paper-based reporting and inventory systems with real-time order fulfillment on handheld devices. With the warehouse unified by a single wireless network, worker and manager productivity gains from the assurance of accurate, timely updates received for every order picked from the shelves.
This level of visibility also improves resource utilization through just-in-time inventory levels that allow you to stock products based on demand. Reduced inventory lowers capital expenditures and staffing costs, while allowing you to provide better service to customers with fewer out-of-stocks. Production lines can also be more rapidly replenished to avoid costly manufacturing delays.
New WiFi enabled handheld devices pose serious challenges to large warehouse environments. Unlike laptops, the orientation of mobile devices constantly changes making it harder for WiFi systems to deliver a rock solid signal. Traditional omni-directional antennas were never developed to deal with this type of moving client and can not properly adapt to changing orientation of clients. This results in dropped connections and erratic WiFi performance.
Ruckus adaptive antenna technology uniquely solves these problems with patented, dual-polarized, adaptive antenna technology that selects the best signal path for every packet, even as the devices move around. This array automatically detects the client devices and sends signals that are vertically or horizontally polarized, remembering each client and the position of the client. Radio energy is focused and transmitted using the best performing signal path for each client on a per packet basis. The result is consistent and predictable performance you can count on.