Forbes Contributor Carsten Funke of Picavi Sees COVID Accelerates Need for More Distribution Centers and Warehouse Space

August 29 08:34 2022
Forbes Contributor Carsten Funke of Picavi Sees COVID Accelerates Need for More Distribution Centers and Warehouse Space

Carsten Funke, CEO at Picavi USA, the leader in pick-by-vision technology, is a frequent contributor to Forbes. Two of his highly read articles include Tips For Reducing Warehouse Supply Chain Challenges where he explored the need for better warehouse productivity and throughput.

According to Funke, supply chain bottlenecks are a real issue and unlikely to evaporate any time soon especially as new variants surface causing further disruptions. Those stubborn situations cannot be easily resolved but the ability to focus on efficiencies within the four walls of a warehouse or distribution center can produce better productivity and throughput which in turn improves, even perhaps overcomes, some of the supply chain issues.

In the second article, Mall Conversion: How Local Distribution Center Models Are Providing Retail E-Fulfillment, Funke predicted the mall of today will be converted to distribution centers for e-commerce in the future. “COVID-19 has forever changed consumer shopping and buying patterns. The digital transformation was well underway; Covid-19 accelerated the online shopping trend for daily staples, particularly food and clothing. I believe this trend will continue driving double-digit exponential growth for the foreseeable future,” added Funke.

Funke is a proud member of the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for successful business leaders and executives who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience in the business development space.

Current vs. Future State of Warehouse Picking

Whether warehouse or distribution center, the current state of picking remains problematic. These challenges grow more serious as picking migrates to e-retail fulfillment. The metrics and justification of Google Glasses, as a picking methodology, must include a constant, iterative, and continuous process improvement system. This requirement defines the future state of warehouse picking; only Picavi is ready to meet the future state today. 

About Picavi USA

Picavi USA Pick-by-Vision solution makes it possible to visually manage the picking process for goods in intralogistics in a consistent manner. Picavi’s Cockpit uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and digital twin technology as a breakthrough innovation, maximizing productivity at warehouses and minimizing error rates. Only with this Smart Data technology are e-fulfillment solutions possible, transcending the initial value proposition of Google Glasses.

When wearing the smart glasses, warehouse workers have both hands free for primary tasks, including picking and packing goods. Augmented reality (AR) with context-based information makes work much more precise, predictable, and fun. Google Glasses have become an indispensable part of warehouse life. 

Picavi USA, based in Illinois, is a subsidiary of Picavi, headquartered in Germany. Call (312) 585-8312 to learn more about Picavi USA Pick-by-Vision. Follow on Twitter at @Picavi_GmbH.

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