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The trend within many warehouses and distribution centers today is clearly toward the use of more robots and fewer people. In fact, the most recent peak holiday shopping season found robots performing better, and in great numbers, than ever before. So what jobs are robots actually doing? And where do humans fit in? On this episode, we get a report card on robots in the warehouse from Karen Leavitt, chief marketing officer with Locus Robotics. She tells us how robots and humans are working side by side for maximum efficiency. And she paints a picture of the warehouse of the future. Expect an even greater level of automation, with some “lights-out” warehouses that require no people at all. When will routine warehouse tasks become entirely the responsibility of robots and automation? For Leavitt, that time can’t come soon enough. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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A SupplyChainBrain interview with Locus Robotics founder Bruce Welty.
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