As warehouses and other operations increasingly turn to robots, they should be considered an asset rather than some hostile technology.
The end-to-end supply chain is a critical part of today’s globally competitive enterprise. Shipments get sorted, packaged, and loaded for delivery, ultimately making their way to customers. Within these processes, there are many moving parts, and robots can improve the efficiency of many of these functions. Whether they work alongside people or relieve them to do other value-added tasks, tireless robots have matured in the past few years to be an intrinsic part of many logistics operations, from the dock to the destination.
Robotics 24/7 explores some noteworthy examples of how robots can provide returns on investment.