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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 ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

10 Tips For Implementing Automated Fulfillment Solutions

To remain competitive and meet customers’ expectations for virtually on-demand product availability and delivery, more and more omni-channel retailers are contemplating automation for some (or all) of processes within their fulfillment operations. Just as there are a variety of opportunities ...
AGVSTechnology

Three Key AGV Functions Controlled By Variety Of Technologies

Computer-controlled and wheel-based, automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems navigate throughout a manufacturing plant or warehouse (or on pavement outside) to retrieve, transport and deliver loads from one point to another. Just as there are a variety of different types of ...
AS/RSTechnology

How Small To Midsize E-Commerce Retailers Can Transition From Manual ...

With all the challenges facing e-commerce retailers today, and consumer expectations for faster delivery times at no charge rising all the time, it’s become even more imperative for small and midsize online merchants to minimize costs and maximize throughput. One ...
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Why Blockchain’s Potential To Transform Supply Chain Management Needs More ...

The popular press has increasingly touted the expectation that Blockchain will make a substantial impact upon supply chain management. Blockchain, or a decentralized, distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of secure data records, significantly decreases the risk of ...
Solutions CommunityTechnology

Industry 4.0 And IIoT: Transforming Material Handling And Supply Chains

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are two terms that are increasingly part of the conversation in material handling and supply chain circles. But how does an operations manager separate the hype from the reality? MHI’s Solutions ...
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% ...
AS/RSTechnology

E-commerce And Its Demands For Single Item Selectivity Driving Latest ...

The latest innovations in automated storage and retrieval systems (also known as AS/RS or ASRS) are being driven by the demands of e-commerce and omni-channel retail, as warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) try to maximize inventory capacity, density and throughput ...
AGVSTechnology

How To Calculate The Return On Investment Of An Automatic ...

Thinking of investing in an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system? Then you’re probably also thinking about how to cost-justify its implementation. Although no two AGV systems are the same, there is a basic calculation to help determine roughly how long ...