General
Blog Post
Often, human nature tells us to take the path of least resistance, avoid change and hope everything stays the same.

The idea of change can be scary—even if you know that it’ll lead to better outcomes down the line. In the world of warehousing and distribution, one of the biggest changes you can make is to invest in automation.

 

But automating doesn’t have to be a source of fear, so long as you make sure employees are ready to adapt and that you have support through the change. Such change management can help you not only ensure a smooth path forward, but also to get the most out of your investment.

 

Below are five tips to keep in mind.

 

1. Be transparent with your employees 

Why do you need automation in the first place? What do you want to achieve? Communicate these points to your employees, as well as how the change will benefit their work and how they can prepare themselves. Also, consider how long will the installation take and how will it impact current processes. Transparency is key. After all, a well-informed employee is a happy employee.

 

Turnkey delivery means you get supplier support from start to finish—from solution design, production and testing, to system installation and commissioning.@CimcorpGroup CLICK TO TWEET

2. Keep things running smoothly with turnkey delivery

Turnkey delivery means you get supplier support from start to finish—from solution design, production and testing, to system installation and commissioning. At Cimcorp, we always have experienced project managers work closely with our customers’ in-house teams to ensure each step runs smoothly and everyone feels comfortable with the automated solution once installed.

 

3. Find peace of mind with comprehensive training

People always feel better when they understand how something works. A critical part of delivering a turnkey solution is comprehensive training for operators and maintenance staff. In cases where these roles are absent, Cimcorp will provide full service and support from an on-site Cimcorp expert, allowing customers to focus on their core business.

 

4. Look for tailored service packages to maximize uptime

With automation, there can be concern about uptime and what, if any, interruptions there may be to daily operations. Since no two businesses are alike, you need individualized services that can meet your business’ needs and ensure maximum system uptime. Recognizing this, we tailor our service agreements to each customer. They may include preventive maintenance, spare parts or repair services. We can provide both on-site and remote support—over the telephone, via e-mail or via a virtual private network connection.

 

5. Have 24/7 service available to you  

No one has a crystal ball to see the future, but knowing your supplier is a lifetime partner committed to ensuring your company’s continued success helps to curb any uncertainties. You know you can rely on their post-sale service group and local partner network for the rest of the system’s lifetime. With a majority of automated facilities running 24/7, that support has to be available around the clock as well, with resources ready to address machinery or IT failures so you don’t lose valuable time.

Change is nothing to fear. And, automation is nothing to fear—not when you have experienced guides to show you the way. You get well trained and informed employees, smooth transitions from manual to automated processes and on-hand support whenever you need it, so you can get the most out of automation both now and in the long term.

 

To learn more about our services, visit: https://www.cimcorp.com/en/services

Author Ilpo Nummelin

This site uses cookies to provide you with a best browsing experience. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.

Interested?

Leave a contact request —
let us contact you.

By submitting this form, you agree to Cimcorp Group's terms, conditions and Privacy Policy.
Post Type
Category
BLOG POST
Can you fast track your automation project?
Distribution

Can you fast track your automation project?

BLOG POST
Futureproofing your business through risk management
General

Futureproofing your business through risk management

BLOG POST
Software secures solid benefits for tire manufacturers
Tire Industry

Software secures solid benefits for tire manufacturers

BLOG POST
5 tips to get the most out of your automation investment
General

5 tips to get the most out of your automation investment

BLOG POST
The rise in bakery automation
Distribution

The rise in bakery automation

BLOG POST
Sustainability in the tire industry
Tire Industry

Sustainability in the tire industry

BLOG POST
Great expectations in the Amazon age
Distribution

Great expectations in the Amazon age

A crate choice! 5 advantages of storing products in plastic crates
Distribution

A crate choice! 5 advantages of storing products in plastic crates

BLOG POST
Safety first: let automation carry the weight
General

Safety first: let automation carry the weight

BLOG POST
Your holiday peak season readiness checklist
General

Your holiday peak season readiness checklist

BLOG POST
Precise control of tire production rises with SKU proliferation
Tire Industry

Precise control of tire production rises with SKU proliferation

CUSTOMER INTERVIEW
Fresh automation for Mercadona
Distribution

Fresh automation for Mercadona

BLOG POST
Welcome to the smart warehouse
General

Welcome to the smart warehouse

BLOG POST
Three tips for effective equipment lifecycle management
General

Three tips for effective equipment lifecycle management

BLOG POST
When quality and safety matter: choosing an ISO certified solutions provider
General

When quality and safety matter: choosing an ISO certified solutions provider

BLOG POST
Trends in global tire markets and their impact
Tire Industry

Trends in global tire markets and their impact

CUSTOMER INTERVIEW
Olvi – Refreshed with automation
Distribution

Olvi – Refreshed with automation

BLOG POST
The three essentials to successful project management
General

The three essentials to successful project management

BLOG POST
The need for speed in fresh food distribution
Distribution

The need for speed in fresh food distribution

CUSTOMER INTERVIEW
No time to waste – Lessons learned from aging automation
Distribution

No time to waste – Lessons learned from aging automation