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AS/RSProductivity

“Why We Implemented An ASRS.” End Users Discuss The Benefits ...

Implementing automated storage and retrieval systems, also known as AS/RS or ASRS, offers a broad variety of benefits to warehousing, fulfillment and distribution operations. Which is why their use is expected to grow by 7.37% to $9.18 Billion by 2023 ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

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 ...
AS/RSEducation

Why 3PLs Are Increasingly Investing In Automated Storage And Retrieval ...

Third-party logistics (3PL) service providers have historically shied away from capital intensive investments in large scale, fixed automation, such as unit load or mini load automated storage and retrieval systems (also known as AS/RS or ASRS). That’s because, in the ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

E-Grocery Growing Pains? How Automation Provides A Cure

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread globally, tens of millions of U.S. consumers tried online grocery shoppers for the first time — and liked it. According to eMarketer, “Online grocery sales grew 54.0% in 2020 to reach ...
MAGProductivity

How Mobile Autonomous Vehicles Address E-Commerce, Automotive And Food/Beverage Handling ...

Operations considering an investment in mobile autonomous vehicles (MAVs) — such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — have lots of questions. Among them: How will the system work in my application? What types of challenges ...
EducationSolutions Community

Big Data Analytics And Its Value Across Supply Chain Operations

When successfully harnessed and leveraged, Big Data can give organizations insights into their business operations that enable better decision-making and add value across throughout supply chains, according to a white paper written by Oklahoma State University School of Industrial Engineering ...
EducationRobotics

Members Of The Robotics Group Discuss Technology Adoption Challenges, Best ...

In a recent episode of MHIcast — MHI’s podcast featuring the latest insights and trends in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industries — members of MHI’s newest Industry Group, The Robotics Group (TRG), discussed the purpose and goals ...
Solutions CommunityWorkforce

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 ...
MAGTechnology

Mobile Autonomous Vehicles: Comparing On-Premise To Cloud-Based Hosting Options

When investing in a mobile autonomous vehicle (MAV) system — such as a fleet of automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — warehouse operators increasingly have the choice of hosting the fleet management, monitoring, analytics, and control ...
RoboticsWorkforce

Social Distancing In The Warehouse Made Easier With Robotics

Warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) utilizing social distancing (and other) policies to safeguard the health and well-being of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to continue to do so even after widespread vaccinations tamp down on coronavirus. That’s ...