Major Trends in Warehouse Automation

Logistics Tech Outlook | Tuesday, December 21, 2021

With logistics warehouse automation, the entire operations of a warehouse can be performed with time efficiency better productivity. From source code analysis to detailed documentation, almost every warehouse process is being automated as moder

Fremont, CA: With logistics warehouse automation, the entire operations of a warehouse can be performed with time efficiency better productivity. From source code analysis to detailed documentation, almost every warehouse process is being automated as modern technological advancements have taken over the industry.

Automation of warehouses is a good approach to reduce expenses and increase bottom-line profitability. As a result, by adopting the right warehouse automation solutions, businesses are able to fulfil their goals.

Robotics is one of the major technologies used for warehouse automation. Robotic warehouses are expected to number approximately 50,000 by 2025, with over four million robot installations. In warehouses, robots can be utilised for operations like picking, packing, sorting, transporting and batching, inspection, and protection. Few of the big names in the business have already spent millions of dollars to improve their productivity, lower labour costs, and delivery efficiency. Moreover, robots can handle tens of thousands of orders and millions of products per week.

Similarly, UAVs or drones are now being readily used for warehouse operations. Owing to its popularity, the government regulations that existed over drone use have now been relaxed and have lowered its costs, and paved the way for more software and hardware improvements. As a result, drones can now navigate securely without the need for GPS and also detect and identify stuff accurately. Modern drones can shoot high-definition video and link to the cloud and can also be used in conjunction with barcode technology. Further, they can hover above items and reach any spot in the warehouse on their own. Drones are increasingly employed for transportation and shipment, and they're effective in a variety of situations.

The industry is now on its way to complete digital transformation and in the coming years more automation trends will be adopted for better operational excellence. The technological advancements of this era are promising and is expected to open up chances for more ground-breaking innovations.

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