In recent years, we have experienced the problems a lack of labor in the warehouse causes. This, combined with the challenges of the pandemic, such as an additional increase in online shopping and the introduction of COVID-19 safety measure for employees, are further reasons why warehouse professionals are increasingly looking at robotics to automate their supply chain operations. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are flexible, cost-effective, and scalable – a must to respond quickly to changes and increase resilience.
Robotics is a quickly developing field – and so are the trends and opportunities of how robots can be used. As such, goods-to-person and bin-to-person solutions powered by artificial intelligence of robots are constantly evolving.
The benefits AMRs provide are manifold. For one, they support the existing workforce, making them more productive by taking over time-consuming tasks such as traveling long distances. But they also offer the opportunity to change the warehouse layout: Due to the robots’ size, aisles can be made narrower – as they access them rather than employees – allowing more racks to be installed in the same space compared to a warehouse without AMRs.
One of our customers actually tripled labor productivity and increased inventory capacity by 40% with AMRs
If you would like to know where the trends are going and how our customer achieved these improvements, why not sign up for our webinar “How to deliver intelligent automation in supply chain & logistics”, hosted by Geek+’s Simon Houghton, Head of Sales & Marketing for UK & Ireland and James Mottershead, Solution Specialist – Voice & AMR? The free, 1-hour long webinar will be held on 27th May, 11:00 BST. Places are limited. Sign up here for the webinar.
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