The Warehouse of the Future: Mobile-Piece Picking Robots Becoming a Reality

Supply Chain Digital, November 3, 2017 – “Slow and steady” perhaps best defined the development of commercial robotics in the past. The anticipation for advancements has been building for many years. But the progress is clear, and many industries are now seeing the widespread benefits of implementing such tools. While it took decades to implement 1.2 million robots, it will only take us around 3 more years to reach 2.6 million.

Yet still, when talking logistics, there are many routine challenges faced within the warehouse environment that can be transformed by breakthroughs in robotics. Demands for improved productivity and operational efficiency along the supply chain continue to increase, whilst the global availability of qualified staff is decreasing. Therefore, the push for innovation remains – it is not a matter of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’. To continue reading the article, click here. 

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