How Zebra’s MotionWorks is Helping Warehouses Achieve Unprecedented Visibility

Warehouses are increasingly looking to create new efficiencies and save costs by automating more processes, doing more with less, and minimizing manual labor requirements.

This is why our technology experts at AbeTech are working with some of our clients to implement Zebra MotionWorks Warehouse.

Why MotionWorks is right for you

The idea behind MotionWorks Warehouse is simple: You can’t manage and improve what you can’t see. Visibility is critical to understanding your warehouse operations and figuring out where and how you can make improvements, and that’s what MotionWorks delivers.

Zebra MotionWorks Warehouse allows you to see exactly where your critical assets are—whether they’re stationary or in motion—with unmatched visibility and accuracy. It gives you a complete picture of your operations, so you can streamline workflows, increase worker productivity, and make your operations more effective and predictable.

MotionWorks uses hardware to capture data from Zebra’s many sensing, tagging, and mobility technologies, plus popular third-party technologies.

It uses that data to track and locate assets and deliver the insights to create more efficient workflows and completely visibility across all your assets and operations.

Here’s a quick overview of how it works.

Zebra’s location data and support platform collects the data, location path, and status of each asset. MotionWorks then connects to Zebra’s data intelligence platform to aggregate and store the data, and make it accessible through web data services.

MotionWorks delivers advanced cloud-based analytics using combinations of both location and other data sources that can be used to augment any application. The application layer then integrates or interfaces with multiple custom, third-party, or enterprise applications through open standard protocols and APIs.

By being able to track and locate large volumes of assets, MotionWorks helps automate transactions for better efficiency and fewer errors. It’s particularly beneficial in warehouses where MotionWorks data can be used to help automate and streamline orders, receiving, replenishment, picking, packing, and shipping.

Make business-critical decisions faster with AbeTech's Intelligent Edge solutions

With AbeTech's Intelligent Edge solutions featuring Zebra's MotionWorks, you can achieve unprecedented visibility and gain actionable insights:

  • Trace assets from receiving and put-a-way to picking, packing, and shipping

  • Track inventory and work-in-process to help automate and error-proof processes

  • Optimize workflows with directed worker instructions for increased efficiency

  • Automate processes and trigger alerts to ensure goods make it to the right place at the right time, without errors

  • Validate shipments against electronic manifests for greater accuracy

  • Issue alerts to notify workers of problems so they can resolve them faster

  • Provide an auditable chain of custody and eliminate mis-shipments

A lot is happening at the edge of your operations at any given time. In many cases, your warehouse may already be capturing a lot of data via barcodes, RFID, real-time location systems (RTLS), mobile devices, sensors, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Zebra’s MotionWorks Warehouse captures, aggregates, stores, and analyzes all the data from these “edge” devices to deliver better business intelligence.

It presents your edge data in easy-to-use dashboards, reports, and alerts for better decision-making and workflow optimization. Moreover, you can share MotionWorks data with your third-party software applications to help automate and streamline operational processes and get the most out of these business systems.

If your warehouse is looking for an Intelligent Edge to help boost productivity and efficiency while minimizing costs and labor, Zebra’s MotionWorks Warehouse should definitely be on your radar.

To learn more about this solution and find out how it could help your business, contact our experts at AbeTech to arrange a discovery call and consultation.

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