Warehouse Technology: Robotics and Automation


warehouse digitalization automation robotics warehouse technologyDid you know? E-commerce sales are set to skyrocket from $2.8 trillion in 2018 to $4.9 trillion in 2021 according to Statista.

Automation in the Supply Chain and Its Impact on Scalability


Automation is coming of age in the supply chain. Where supply chain leaders once viewed automation capabilities as science fiction fantasy, automation’s real-world applications are becoming evident. Automation Supply Chain Technology Automation in the Supply Chain

Warehouse Automation and Robotics with Mal Walker

Logistics Bureau

Take a tour and learn about automation and robotics in warehousing. Consultants Materials Handling Technology Warehouse Automation autonomous robots autostore goods-to-person order fulfillment robotics warehouse management system WMS

Status Update: Warehouse Automation Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The 2018 growth of the global warehouse automation market was a full 2 percent greater than my prior year’s forecast had projected. The post Status Update: Warehouse Automation Market appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehousing

A Business Case for Automation in Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC

Most companies publicly communicate the belief that automation is a valuable asset for supply chains. However, if you look into how many have actually invested in automation, you’ll find that their actions often do not match the rhetoric. How can one efficiently utilize automation?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors should consider capitalizing on process automation. Robotics Process Automation or RPA are being introduced for warehouse modernization. The post Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Digital Warehousing appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE.

Automation is Enabling Elastic Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

To serve the ever-changing eCommerce market, GreyOrange is helping to build automated flexible warehouses

Robotic Process Automation Can Be Used to Automate Supply Chain Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is software that is used to automate high volume, repeatable tasks. The post Robotic Process Automation Can Be Used to Automate Supply Chain Solutions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

10 situations where automation makes sense

DC Velocity

Whether it's saving space, boosting productivity, or slashing processing costs, the benefits of automation can make it a logical move. Here are some signs that your operation is ripe for automation.

The “Soft” Side of Automation Holds the Key to ROI

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies look to automation now (more than ever) to improve throughput while bridging the labor gaps affecting so many warehouses and industries. Fixed automation such as conveyors, sortation, and storage systems are proven solutions within their respective wheelhouses.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

We’ll address how automation in the supply chain will provide employees with the following: More Strategic Procurement. Improved Supplier/Vendor Management (Automated buying on an e-commerce website for repeat orders, automated freight pickups for inbound delivery, automated tracking alerts).

Cost, operational challenges hinder port automation

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ben Meyer in American Shipper has summarized a McKinsey report on port automation and port modernization. One interesting point in the discussion is that port operators are actually not seeing productivity gains in automated ports. They … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains automation infrastructure performance ports productivity technology

The Warehouse Automation Market’s Shifting Competitive Landscape

Logistics Viewpoints

The warehouse automation market currently exhibits many characteristics that lead me to believe the competitive landscape is on the verge of rapid change. The post The Warehouse Automation Market’s Shifting Competitive Landscape appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit


Even though robotics and AI will never be able to fill in for human logic and expertise, there is a case to be made for supply chain automation thru automated systems. Uncategorized supply chain automation

Port Automation Debate Rages

247 Customs Broker

Port automation is a much-debated topic these days. As ports, labor unions, government agencies and logistics firms weigh in over potential job losses and cost… The post Port Automation Debate Rages appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar).

Automation: the unstoppable force

Fleet Owner

But what will this mean for truck drivers

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity


Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Warehouse Capacity Is Tight Warehouse managers have made great strides in implementing systems that utilize automation.

Industrial Automation for the Supply Chain Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

To address this challenge, many industries considered creating various new product designs and integrated manufacturing techniques in conjuncture with the use of automated machines and devices. The post Industrial Automation for the Supply Chain Industry appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE.

Automating the procurement process

Fleet Owner

Automating the back office operations not only eliminates paper and manual processes, but it also brings structure to the process and the people involved in your business

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

As automation increases over time, humans become involved in fewer. most of the automated tasks were. The new era of AI-led automation is replacing humans’ subjective decision making. Automated resume screening for job matching There are video interviewing tools out there that.

Benefits of Supply Chain Automation

Carter Logistics

Benefits of Supply Chain Automation. When we speak of “automation” in a supply chain, people may think of drones carrying packages and self-driving trucks. Here are some examples of areas in supply chains where automation technology can be applied: Payments and invoicing.

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization


The post 21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Automation Distribution Supply Chain distribution center automation

FAQ about automated fuel delivery

Fleet Owner

With an Automated Fuel Delivery system (AFD), you never have to monitor tank levels or order fuel again and you will have fuel in your tanks when you need it, at a good price

Moody’s: Port Automation May Not Always Deliver Results

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s not a surprise that automation may not deliver the results its backers were touting. I found this article via Gavin van Marle of Loadstar. So much depends on the external systems, such as the computer planning, the labor system, … Continue reading →

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However, the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging, even when all the proper steps are taken. Which processes are the best candidates for automation.

How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock


The post How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Inbound Freight TMS exception automation and TMS

Automating the procure-to-pay process to increase working capital

Fleet Owner

Companies that invest in automation in their AP departments reduce the per purchase order cost from $18 to $5, according to The Hackett Group

Kroger Breaks Ground on First Automated Warehouse

Material Handling and Logistics

The company is investing $55 million to build the first CNC, which will measure 335,000 square feet and is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. Certainly, there will be taxes that relate to automation.”. Should we tax automation?

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

From manual to automation 4. Additionally, machines can automate non-cognitive tasks. w av e o f A I- le d r e cr u it in g From manual to automation. evolution of recruiting practices can be described in three phases: Past — Largely manual and lacking automation.

Fewer drivers risk losing jobs over truck automation, study says

Fleet Owner

Long-haul drivers are most at risk, according to BLS commissioner, who says there will be more jobs for last-mile deliveries

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Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

After Friday’s class talking about warehousing and its design I decided to investigate, as an electronic engineer, about automated warehouse’s design. One of its storages systems is the automated warehouse for heavy loads with automated access to unit loads too.

The next step up to Level 4 automation

Fleet Owner

They will be pilots of advanced automation rather than truck drivers The drivers of the future will become more knowledgeable and higher paid. They will be expected to do more.

XPO building highly automated DC in U.K.

DC Velocity

Opening in 2020, warehouse will handle food and drink goods for Nestle, as well as testing new technologies. Material Handling

Maximizing MHE: The “Automation-Aware” WMS

Logistics Viewpoints

Businesses trust material handling equipment (MHE) providers for automated guided vehicles (AVG), conveyors, robotics, sortation, storage and beyond. This goes beyond automation hardware—on the back page of a MHE provider’s RFP, you can often find a warehouse control system (WCS) bundled into the deal. The post Maximizing MHE: The “Automation-Aware” WMS appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems automation-aware wms