ProductivitySolutions Community

How Software Makes Automation Even More Effective

As noted by the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Embracing the Digital Mindset: Connecting Data, Talent and Technology in Digital Supply Chains,” released at MODEX 2020, the top supply chain challenge continues to be extreme competition for talent (with 57 ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Don’t Replace Employees With Robotics; Increase Their Value Instead

A recent video produced by MHIView explores “Designing Robotics with the Workforce in Mind,” a delve into how today’s collaborative robotic solutions are being engineered and programmed to support an existing labor pool — not to replace them. That’s because ...
RoboticsTechnology

Material Handling And Supply Chain Automation Discussed At U.S. Robotics ...

MHI participated in a workshop of industry professionals and academia to provide content for the publication of an updated version of the U.S. National Robotics Roadmap, slated to be released in the summer of 2020. The Roadmap was first published ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

How MODEX’s Flexible Automation Solutions Maximize Investment, Process Adaptability

If you’re among the 45,000-plus attendees expected at MODEX 2020, March 9-12 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, you’ll be seeing a lot of flexible automation solutions in the displays of the more than 1,000 exhibitors. And that’s no surprise, ...
Conveyor/SortationSafety

Best Practices For Keeping Personnel Safe Around Conveyors, Sortation Systems

Keeping personnel safe and injury free is of critical importance to warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facilities everywhere. That’s often one of the many reasons why operations implement automated sortation and conveyor systems: to take over the movement of products and ...
AS/RSEducation

Four Myths About ASRS — Busted

With the substantial growth of e-commerce driving order fulfillment operations to look for different solutions to keep up with single item picking demands — and the proliferation of stock keeping units (SKUs) — more facilities are considering automated solutions, including ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Want Higher Performance Rates? Add Robotics To Human Workforce

The collaborative robot market will grow from $710 million in 2018 to $12,303 million in 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.1%, according to research from Markets and Markets. And while that may cause some workers concern ...
AS/RSTechnology

Add Up The Savings In Three Key Areas For Significant ...

Available warehouse space is at a premium, according to CBRE, with demand outpacing construction by 169 million square feet. And space is pricey too, with rents jumping by 19.2% since 2015. Pair that with the rise of e-commerce (now approaching ...
AGVSEducation

Dispelling 4 Common Misconceptions About AGVs

Due to the shortage of available labor and significant increases in the minimum wage, recent research from A.T. Kearney noted a jump in the overall employment costs index by 3.5% in 2018 for transportation and warehousing workers. Compounding this are ...
RoboticsTechnology

Sustainable Parcel Delivery: Innovative Solutions Address Last Mile Challenges

Last mile delivery costs account for more than 50% of the total cost of global parcel delivery ($78.5 billion), found a report from McKinsey & Company. Further, parcel deliveries are expected to double in volume by 2026. That not only ...