Alex Wakefield, chief executive officer of Longbow Advantage, says the inability of warehouses to take full advantage of the data that’s available to them is a greater threat to supply chain continuity than a containership blocking the Suez Canal.
Challenge: A global manufacturer was focused on reallocating labor to reduce product damage and costs. Within its dynamic environment, it was crucial to adhere to safety protocols while improving reliability.
DHL Supply Chain has recently announced a framework agreement expanding its collaboration with Locus Robotics, which offers autonomous mobile robots that assist humans in warehouse fulfillment processes.
Instacart Inc. has an audacious plan to replace its army of gig shoppers with robots — part of a long-term strategy to cut costs and put its relationship with supermarket chains on a sustainable footing.
With consumers expecting to receive their products anytime, anywhere, and quickly, service has emerged as a primary competitive differentiator. All of these factors point to the importance of running warehouses to achieve maximum speed, flexibility, and efficiency.
The latest news, analysis, trends and tools for automation and robotics for warehousing and distribution. Today’s companies are moving goods across more suppliers, vendors and customers than ever before, and warehouses are critical points in the overall supply chain. New technologies that use cameras, radios, sensors and digital maps to find and sort merchandise are transforming the way warehouses and distribution centers operate — and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are improving supply-chain operations through their strategic use of automation and robotics in the warehouse.
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