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21 Things to Consider Before Talking to an AGV Supplier

Are you thinking about transitioning to the use of Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) systems in your warehouse or distribution center?  Here are a few things you should consider before speaking with an AGV vendor or consultant like Raymond Handling Concepts.

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A substantial investment is required when installing an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system to automate repetitive material handling tasks in your warehouse. Which type of AGV is right for your business and circumstances?  The answer is: it’s complicated. Most warehouse operators end up leveraging the expertise of consultants or vendors to make a final determination. Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation is here to help.

 

Before you engage outside parties, you may want to put together a basic requirements document that you can share both internally with your management and externally with your potential vendors. A thorough requirements document will address the following items:

 

 

Transportation Considerations:

 

Systems Integration Considerations:

 

Project Considerations:

 

Performance Expectations:

 

Beyond the general items above, you may also want to add some AGV specifics. Here are a few items to consider:

 

 

 

 

 

By thoroughly documenting your project’s requirements and constraints before contacting consultants and vendors, you will be able to avoid weeks or even months of meetings and emails.

 

To speak with an AGV specialist, call Raymond Handling Concepts today!