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Goods-To-Person ASRS Technologies Address Multiple Labor Challenges

Pre-pandemic, e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers serving a variety of sectors struggled to attract, hire, and retain qualified labor. Even among full-time hires, attendance could be spotty. And, in spite of the unprecedented job losses and furloughs over the ...
Solutions CommunityWorkforce

Ideas For Resolving Warehouse Labor Shortage Issues Shared In MODEX ...

With warehouse labor challenges (attraction, retention, turnover, and more) at the forefront of most distribution center managers’ minds, members of the Solutions Community of MHI offered both tactical and strategic recommendations to attendees of a free, MODEX 2020 on-floor seminar: ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Three Ways To Improve The Human-Robot Working Relationship

Historically, industrial robotic automation used in manufacturing and distribution applications required perimeter guarding and other safety mechanisms to prevent contact between personnel and the robot. Not anymore, however. With advances in sensor technologies and programming interfaces that make it much ...
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 ...
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 ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Leveraging Collaborative Robotics To Address Labor Challenges

According to research conducted by Interact Analysis, the demand for collaborative robots — also known as cobots — that safely work alongside humans in manufacturing and distribution operations is expected to grow at an annual pace of more than 60% ...
RoboticsWorkforce

With Workforce Challenges Prompting Greater Interest In Robots, MHI’s New ...

Although robotics technology already plays a significant role in the automation of distribution centers and warehouses—and several established MHI industry groups focus on areas within the material handling industry that utilize robotics—recent trends prompted MHI to form its newest industry ...
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Six Ways To Staff An Automated Distribution Center

As more and more warehouses and fulfillment operations explore opportunities to add automation to their processes, they’re also recognizing that not everyone in their current workforce possesses the skills to work with and/or maintain those systems. That’s means—as the repetitive ...