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 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.

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

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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.

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.

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.”.

Is Automation the Answer to Last-Mile Delivery Pains?


Automating your delivery operations chain is critical if you want to meet the new status quo for customer experience while maintaining profitability. That’s where machine learning and delivery automation come in. Warehouse Automation. Automated Dispatch and Route Optimization.

When Warehouse Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 2)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In last week’s post, we offered up five questions your company could use as a litmus test for determining whether or not to invest and use more warehouse automation.

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).

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes


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.

Automation: the unstoppable force

Fleet Owner

But what will this mean for truck drivers


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.

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.

What Impact Will Automation Have on Warehouse Workers?

Supply Chain Brain

The modern-day warehouse is serving as a laboratory for the introduction of innovative supply-chain technologies. But the implications for human workers remain uncertain

Logistics Automation and Blockchain: What’s the Potential?


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?

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

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

Update: Automation in the Supply Chain


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.

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

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

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.

Automated Invoice Auditing


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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

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.

3 Factors Affecting Growth of Automated Material Handling


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.

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

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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

Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions


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.

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

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.

Increasing Efficiencies in Warehouses with Automated Guided Vehicles

Logistics Manager

As technologies continue to evolve, automation systems and machines have started to become more prominent in the logistics industry. The Capabilities of Automation. To decrease the chances of this, automation systems have stepped in to aid operations. The Future of Automation.