Warehouse Technology: Robotics and Automation

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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?

When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 1)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. The first one, in discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “ automated some pretty silly things.”.

Automation: the unstoppable force

Fleet Owner

But what will this mean for truck drivers

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes

Cerasis

But warehouse managers can do something about it by using warehouse automation. As explained by Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management , warehouse automation has driven double-digit growth in warehousing over recent years. Automation Warehouse

Warehouse Automation Global Market Update

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group released its updated Warehouse Automation & Control (WAC) market study last week. The post Warehouse Automation Global Market Update appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehousing warehouse automation warehouse control system WCSThis research is an evaluation of the market with detailed analysis of the 2017 base year and a five-year forecast through 2022.

Update: Automation in the Supply Chain

LandLink

Driver-less Trucks While today’s trucks generally operate only up to eight or nine hours a day because drivers are required to rest, automation has the possibility to double or triple productivity by having the wheels rolling nearly around the clock without an active driver needed at all times.

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.

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

Logistics Automation and Blockchain: What’s the Potential?

Cerasis

Up to 64% of supply chain leaders consider Big Data Analytics the best way to overcome supply chain challenges, asserts Antonia Renner of ComputerWorld, but new technologies, such as logistics automation and blockchain, may hold much more opportunity than meets the eye. Logistics automation and blockchain have potential applicability to payment processing, freight location monitoring, order fulfillment, and more. What Limits Automation in Today’s Supply Chains?

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

How Warehouse Automation is Enabling the E-Commerce Explosion

Logistics Viewpoints

These changes are in turn driving growth in sales of warehouse automation systems. All of this I knew from general interest in business and prior research into the global warehouse automation […]. The post How Warehouse Automation is Enabling the E-Commerce Explosion appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Trends Warehouse Automation Warehousing e-commerce e-commerce fulfillment warehouse automation

Ports lag other industries when it comes to automation

The LoadStar

Ports are failing in the race to automate, with other sectors leaving them behind the curve. The report suggests port operators are “moving more slowly” when it comes to automation, suggesting this is in part because the promised economic benefits have not matched the realities.

Automated Warehouse Contract

Logistics Business Magazine

Daifuku, a global specialist in warehouse automation, has been awarded a prestigious contract to supply warehouse automation to GA Pet Food Partners’ Ingredients Kitchen, a state of the art, high grade nutrition production facility at Bretherton Lancashire, UK.

Automated Warehouse Contract

Logistics Business Magazine

Daifuku, a global specialist in warehouse automation, has been awarded a prestigious contract to supply warehouse automation to GA Pet Food Partners’ Ingredients Kitchen, a state of the art, high grade nutrition production facility at Bretherton Lancashire, UK.

Arming Warehouses with Robotics and Automation

Morai Logistics

The Canadian supply chain and logistics industry foresees a promising future integrating robotics and automation into their processes. Statistics showed that by 2025, USD$67 Billion will be invested into robotics and automation. Factory Automation. For instance, the manufacturing industry currently integrates robotics and automation into their warehouses. Robotics and automation yield proven results that benefit many industries. Automation Technology

Robotic Process Automation Software

Material Handling and Logistics

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software Kofax has added artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and other capabilities in its Kapow 10.3

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

Automated Weight-Based Dispensing

Material Handling and Logistics

SupplyPro has introduced the SupplySystem Scale Module, which uses weight-based sensing technology to calculate the number of items taken, returned, or restocked, with no repackaging

WMS and Warehouse Automation & Control: Complementary… and Increasingly Competitive Solutions?

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse automation systems have long been complementary technologies with adjacent and sometimes overlapping functionality sets. The post WMS and Warehouse Automation & Control: Complementary… and Increasingly Competitive Solutions? Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems Warehousing automation fulfillment WCS WMS

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling

Cerasis

Automated material handling systems reduce—and sometimes eliminate—the need for human intervention in industrial tasks. It’s for this reason that increasing numbers of industrial organizations are electing to automate as a means to minimize manufacturing costs by reducing human involvement. Research , in fact, shows the North American market for automated material handling is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% Increased automation isn’t a new.

New automated e-commerce facility in New Jersey a milestone for DHL

The LoadStar

Located in Avenel, the 200,000 sq ft facility has capacity to process 40,000 shipments an hour, some 60% more than an equivalent-size non-automated facility. The post New automated e-commerce facility in New Jersey a milestone for DHL appeared first on The Loadstar.

Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions

Cerasis

Automation is becoming an enormous part of a host of different industries, from automotive and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. This isn’t a bad thing — automation helps to increase production, reduce labor costs, and create products that are consistently of high quality. With the advent of efficient automation, does it still make sense to keep manual equipment on hand? Inventory Management: Automated Vs. Manual Logistics Equipment Solutions.

2018 Warehouse / Distribution Center Survey: Labor crunch driving automation

Logistics Management

Software and automation continue to prove to be a vital part of the solution

AUTOMATED PARKING

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

It is common to see many tall building in my city Medellin, not as in Valencia for example, were the buildings are only a certain high, in my city there are buildings up to 40 floors high with parking floors that account for the first 3 to 4 floors.

Automated Container Lift

Material Handling and Logistics

has launched the C-Lift A32 automated container lift solution, offering shippers the capability to lift containers independently, at times and in places that best suit them BISON Group Ltd.

FedEx Ground opens automated DC near Atlanta

DC Velocity

Five hundred thousand square foot facility is part of effort to handle rising package volumes, firm says. Transportation

Fluence Automation acquires parcel processing technology firm

DC Velocity

Package sorting equipment manufacturer buys Post Integrated Solutions to meet rising e-commerce demand. Material Handling

TMS Automation | Why Automation in a TMS Begets More Efficiency

Cerasis

Earlier this year, we looked into some of the top trends pushing the TMS train forward, and safety and automation were clear frontrunners. As we begin the second quarter of 2017, let us take a moment to think about why TMS automation begets more efficiency. Automated data capture, analysis, and presentation through dashboards helps you see what is going on in your company. TMS Automation Takes the Guess Work out of Carrier Selection.

Automation to Define Future of Transport But There are Obstacles

Material Handling and Logistics

A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit

The Dawn of the Automated Warehouse

Material Handling and Logistics

The retail and e-commerce industries are driving the adoption of robotics in warehousing applications

Manhattan Associate’s Warehouse Management Solution Changes the Rules of Automation

Logistics Viewpoints

They have changed the rules of automation, employed significant forms of optimization not currently used in warehouse management systems (WMS), and greatly improved the ability to fulfill e-commerce orders. The post Manhattan Associate’s Warehouse Management Solution Changes the Rules of Automation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Automation Warehouse Management Systems automation efulfillment WCS WMS

HighJump adds warehouse automation control to WMS

DC Velocity

Automation Aware product leverages technology from new owner Korber to help users meet demands of same-day delivery, easy returns, HighJump says. Technology

Make it automated, not autonomous

Fleet Owner

An example is the evolving vocabulary accompanying advancements in “automated” driving. Progress can sometimes be measured in the smallest of ways. Back in 2014, when Daimler AG first demonstrated the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck, executives were repea

A Guide to States Rules on Automated Vehicle Platooning

Material Handling and Logistics

jurisdictions have authorized automated vehicle platooning To date, 16 U.S.

AutoStore and the Rise of Flexible Automation: The Parts Town Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

Historically, we talked about warehouses as being manual or highly automated. Highly automated warehouses have much higher throughput, but their lack of flexibility adds risk. Parts Town has an automation solution called AutoStore that increased throughput but will also flex up to support Parts Town's strong growth. The post AutoStore and the Rise of Flexible Automation: The Parts Town Case Study appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

A Guide to States Rules on Automated Vehicle Plantooning

Material Handling and Logistics

jurisdictions have authorized automated vehicle platooning To date, 16 U.S.

KPMG Thailand Partners UiPath to Provide Customers Robotic Process Automation

Logistics Manager

Professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors, KPMG , recently announced that KPMG Thailand has entered into a new partnership with the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, UiPath.

Where’s the Hype for Automated Trains? – Part 1: History & Background

Morai Logistics

Talk of automation is sweeping the transportation industry, but there’s barely a whisper when it comes to automated trains or self-driving trains. The conversation around automation and A.I Industry experts are predicting that in three short years, both automated cars and automated ships may be a reality. However, trains, another essential mode of transportation, seems to generate little news on the automation front. Train Automation: A Short History.