Is Automation the Key to Optimize Materials Handling in Logistics?

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The automated materials handling system has emerged as a boon to the logistics industry.

FREMONT, CA: The logistics industry is increasingly looking to modernize and novelize its infrastructural, operational, and service ecosystems. Staying in tandem with the trend that the world is following after the adverse effect of the pandemic due to the novel COVID virus, the modern logistics firms are almost fully working from home. There are a large number of remote working platforms that are designed, especially for the logistics industry.  All these offerings are characterized by a robust and increasingly solid automation algorithm. From handling the stocks in the warehouse to shipping and delivering the orders to the customers, a smart and automated materials handling system serves as the best ever support for the logistics industry to move towards fruition.

Top 10 Material Handling System Solution Companies - 2020Warehouse shuttles form the perfect tool for loading and unloading activities. When the concept of automation is added to the tasks such as logistics loading and unloading and also stocking, the feature of self-control and awareness would essentially come into the picture. And this is what the warehouse shuttles precisely offer. By using a warehouse shuttle, the logistics industry would not require any intervention of the logistics personnel as the shuttle is supported with traction and lifting motors and other mechanisms to hook the goods and perform the goods transfer activities such as loading, unloading, and more safely and automatically. A shuttle helps the logistics professional in ensuring complete security and accuracy as well.

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a highly advanced innovation in the area of logistics material handling. These vehicles are supported by driverless technologies, and they are increasingly flexible. These AGVs would work on the principle of sensors that would collect information and also provide the required data to guide the vehicular system along the path to the location. In the unconventional landscape of the logistics industry today, regular or traditional sensors in an AGV are replaced by optical sensors that would allow it to read barcodes while in transit and make critical business decisions as well that pertain to the routing.

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