Experience in Material Handling Solutions Required for AGV Selection

Experience in Material Handling Solutions Required for AGV Selection
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Aug. 28, 2014 - PRLog -- The August 25th issue of No Risk Automation, a weekly e-news publication, suggested that the engineering team is not required to select AGV automation; years of AGV industry experience and understanding custom material handling solutions for customers is essential.  Too often the emphasis of engineering services detracts the overall project and layout analysis and development of customized tooling options.

This week’s No Risk Automation newsletter also discussed a simple investment formula to compare the costs of AGV systems. The formula calculates the cash value of savings from the AGV, divided by the cash value of extra costs (compared to the old system) plus the difference in initial outlay (which sets the cash value difference of the extra costs and the cash value difference of the initial outlay against the savings).

About John Hayes and NoRiskAutomation

John Hayes is a solutions-finder for the material handling industry. For more than twenty years he has been evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing innovative software and hardware solutions for businesses in high-volume retail, wholesale (B2B), and direct-to-consumer (B2C) distribution systems. Hayes is a 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” recipient with vast and specific expertise in automated guided vehicles (AGVs).  This reputation has resulted in hundreds of systems for highly productive and cost-effective fulfillment centers and manufacturing plant designs.  Hayes uses a vendor agnostic approach at NoRiskAutomation (www.NoRiskAutomation.com) eliminating bias while avoiding the land mines and understanding the challenges.  NoRiskAutomation utilizes a unique 4-Step process which ensures that sound and smart technologies are utilized by clients worldwide.  Having worked for some of the leading AGV manufacturers, Hayes brings a wisdom and insight to customers, who are often unaware of the pressured sales strategies and hidden costs used by AGV vendors.  NoRiskAutomation is an organization founded by Hayes to inform and protect automation decision-makers with the motto: Get it right the first time. Follow Hayes on Twitter @NoRiskAutomate.

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