Why Logistics Robots Have Become Essential Today

Linda James, Logistics Tech Outlook | Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Logistics enterprises can see many tangible and clear benefits of adopting robotics to reduce human errors and increase profits. 

FREMONT, CA: The first robot available in the supply chain could move about a dozen feet of material. For many years, robots were used in industrial manufacturing because they were not secure for people. In the last few decades, advanced logistic robotics organizations have worked relentlessly to integrate AI and machine learning, improved sensors and response abilities, warehouse management software, and logistics management software.

Warehouse robotics in the supply chain has recently increased at an unprecedented rate. The sector has achieved a lot of funding and investment.

What is Robotic Logistics?

The modern world is held together by the logistics industry. It encompasses a wide range of processes. Among these processes are ordering, transportation, warehousing, picking, packing, delivery, inventory, and routing.

Robotic logistics defines to the use of robotics in many of these procedures. A few examples of popular robotic applications include robotic palletizing, robotic packaging, and robotic picking commonly used in warehousing or other logistics software solutions.

The pandemic emphasized the significance of reliable supply chains, demonstrating that automation is required for future success. With the rising of new automation opportunities, here are five trends to watch over the next five years.

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRS)

The use of AMRs for order fulfillment will grow exponentially, with warehouse transportation solutions seeing the most growth. Similarly, the use of AMRs in sortation applications will also flourish. AMRs allow greater fulfillment flexibility, and there are numerous opportunities for additional use cases.

Robots assist workers by increasing productivity, decreasing errors, optimizing picking and sorting, and reducing safety hazards. Business leaders are beginning to recognize the value of human-robot collaboration.

Better Data

Warehouses will benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze operations based on conventional and real-time data. This data is used for predictive analysis in inventory management, last-mile optimization, and reverse logistics. Companies can keep track of AI to give early adopters a competitive edge.

Layered Technology

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for automating every warehouse or manufacturing process. Automation companies offer various solutions to specific problems. When it comes to warehouse automation, ask the automation partners to cooperate or hire an integrator to create the best automation cocktail. The number of collaborations between warehouse management system providers and automation developers is growing.

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