According to the Global E-commerce Report 2017, e-commerce had a growth rate of 17% worldwide and the United States has the highest proportion of electronic buyers.
Logistics is part of the supply chain that plans and controls the storage and flow of goods and services, whose main objective is to satisfy customer demand.
It resorts to the tasks of organization and management of resources to control the production process and the delivery to the final consumer, achieving that the companies fulfill the commitments and obtain greater profitability.
The market has evolved, business models changed and globalization requires the incorporation of automation systems in warehouses to respond effectively to the high demand of the supply chain.
For a company to be competitive and productive with the rise of electronic commerce, it must improve its logistics, automate processes and have the necessary personnel to deliver. This will reduce operating costs and human errors.
It is essential to have a system of transport of merchandise within the warehouses that speed up orders and reduces delivery times.
There are different types of gravity conveyors such as free or gravity roller conveyors, the conveyor for vehicle loading, belt, slat, pedestal, roller lanes, unidirectional rollers, multidirectional, ball bearing tables and more.
Roller conveyors are the most common and economical, used for light and heavy loads.
For the transportation of light cargo and storage, dispatch and assembly activities are used the gravity conveyor with slices.