Tag: Robotics

RoboticsTechnology

Think Robotics Is Out Of Reach For Small And Mid-Sized ...

As more consumers turn to online shopping, they’re also expecting more variety in the types of merchandise available. Thanks to the “Amazon effect,” customers also expect shorter delivery times, fast order fulfillment, and consistent product availability as they shop for ...
RoboticsSafety

Mobile Robots Support Safer Fulfillment Environments During Pandemic

One of the many well-documented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been consumers’ shift to shopping online instead of in-store. The result has sent warehouses and distribution centers into a frenzy as they attempt to meet the rapidly rising demands ...
Solutions CommunityWorkforce

Software + Machines + Workers = Highly Efficient, Real-Time Decision ...

Achieving a fully optimized warehouse — one that is highly efficient because it leverages data that enables management to make informed decisions in real-time — requires more than just software and controls, hardware solutions, and trained workers. Rather, it is ...
RoboticsSolutions Community

Supply Chain Adoption Trends In Collaborative Robotics

Designed to work safely and collaboratively alongside their human counterparts, interest in collaborative robots (cobots) has been on the rise. While part of that uptick can be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, which will likely accelerate the adoption of cobots ...
EducationSolutions Community

Cybersecurity And Its Importance To Supply Chains

Cyberattacks — both passive and active — have been increasing in both frequency and financial impact, according to a white paper written by Bowling Green State University researchers MD Sarder and Matthew Haschak. The pair, who work in the Department ...
EducationRobotics

Three Ways Robotic Solutions Are Addressing COVID-19 Supply Chain Challenges

Although there have been concerns over the years that robots will ultimately replace humans — and take their jobs — in manufacturing, distribution and order fulfillment, their availability during the shutdowns associated with COVID-19 has helped numerous facilities maintain productivity. ...
RoboticsTechnology

Calculating The Potential ROI For A Robotic Installation

When determining the potential return on investment (ROI) in an automated material handling solution such as robotics, most projects are evaluated based on net present value (NPV), minimum acceptable rate of return (ROR), the payback period, and other methods. Yet, ...
RoboticsTechnology

Besides Robots, Learn What Other Technologies Are Needed For Successful ...

At MODEX 2020, held this past March in Atlanta, members of The Robotics Group of MHI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “Warehouse Automation: Beyond the Robot,” the 40-minute session’s slides and audio were recorded for those who ...
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 ...
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 ...