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How Automated Micro-Fulfillment At The Retail Store Enhances Customer Service

While the retail headlines of 2020 were dominated by unprecedented growth in e-commerce, 2021 has marked the return of the brick-and-mortar store shopper. According to research from The NPD Group, “In 2020, total discretionary retail sales grew 9%; the e-commerce ...
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6 Ways To Build A More Resilient Supply Chain

As it turns out, supply chain disruptions may be the biggest global shift in the post-COVID-19 “new normal.” After all, what business or consumer hasn’t been affected in some way by retail stockouts of essential items, the national labor shortage, ...
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Discover How Mobile Automated Vehicles Enhance A Variety Of Material ...

Whether an application deploys automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), automatic guided carts (AGCs), or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), mobile automated vehicles (MAVs) are increasingly supporting flexible material movement in manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing. To share more insights into how different operations ...
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Retailers Adapt Traditional Footprint To Accommodate Curbside Pickup

U.S. consumers spent more than $861 billion online in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, according to Digital Commerce 360. That represents a 44% year-over-year jump and the highest annual U.S. e-commerce growth in 20 years. Part of that growth ...
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Six Ways Automation Addresses Old And New Labor Issues

Staffing distribution centers and warehouses was challenging even before COVID-19 emerged in 2020, as unemployment rates have remained historically low over the past several years while competition for scarce workers drove wages increasingly higher. With the onset of the pandemic ...
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Learn About Mobile Autonomous Vehicle Technologies In ProMatDX 2021 Education ...

During ProMatDX 2021, members of MHI’s Mobile Automation Group will host an education session covering the broad variety of mobile autonomous vehicle (MAV) technologies available for automated material movement in distribution, warehousing and manufacturing. Open to all ProMatDX attendees free ...
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Standardized Options Enable Flexible Customization Of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) ...

Often hailed for their inherent flexibility in terms of navigation, fleet expansion, and task adaptability, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are also offered in a variety of configurations and load capacities to support various material handling needs. Typically, the vehicles are ...
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Three Ways Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) Are Helping Operations Successfully ...

The challenges faced by warehousing and distribution operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been widely reported: staffing challenges with employees absent due to illness, childcare needs, or concerns about contracting the virus at work; implementation of social ...
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Why Pairing Forked AGVs With AMRs Delivers Better ROI

Companies considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles — such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) — sometimes erroneously believe that they have to exclusively choose one solution or the other. Often, as is the case ...
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Updated Safety Standards For Autonomous Vehicles Detailed In MAG’s MODEX ...

At MODEX 2020, held this past March in Atlanta, members of the Mobile Automation Group (MAG) of MHI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “AGV/AMR Safety and New Regulations,” the 40-minute session’s slides and audio were recorded for ...