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Robotics

Autonomous Mobile Robots Prominent at Recent Supply Chain Events

Over the past two weeks, I have been to two supply chain events and at each of them autonomous mobile robots were a focal point.  The first was LogiMat, an international trade show for Intralogistics, held in Stuttgart Germany.  LogiMat is a massive event, with over 60,000 attendees and exhibitors across all aspects of supply chain and logistics.  Notable autonomous mobile robotics exhibitors included 6River Systems, Geek+, Magazino, and GreyOrange. 

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Retail Robotics

Robots Help Deliver Your Black Friday Purchases

Robots Will Help Deliver Black Friday Purchases

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the second biggest retail and ecommerce sales events globally each year (second only to Singles Day). During this time, companies would historically hire an abundance of temporary labor to ramp up their ability to move product onto their racks and move this material off of those same shelves to the customer. But, the well documented shortage of labor in many major markets, including the US, Japan, Germany, and more, has made it more difficult and more expensive to increase capacity in this manner. Companies today, however, have a new set of tools at their disposal to help ramp up capacity. Robots are helping companies more quickly adapt to short term capacity increase requirements.

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