Automated Conveyor Solutions Enter the World of ETO

Automated Conveyor Solutions Enter the World of ETO

[…]Rather than off-the-shelf automated conveyor solutions, an engineer-to-order approach allows customers to select conveyors based on products to be conveyed, ease of maintenance, reliability, uptime, price, speed, and design flexibility. Some of the design elements in distribution centers also include conveyor systems selection based on low energy/power consumption, low noise emission, roller technologies, and individually powered zones.

Combined with the B-to-C (business to consumer) e-commerce model where the volume of packages extends beyond FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) and customer expectation for next day delivery, automated conveyor systems are essential in any distribution center.[…]

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John Murdoch
John Murdoch is CEO of Alfacon Solutions Ltd., based in Canada. Murdoch is a thought-leader in both the manufacturing and materials handling sectors. Leveraging more than a quarter century of experience, Murdoch brings a unique perspective to engineered material handling solutions and the role of automation. Murdoch can be reached at