The Voice of the Warehouse Worker research by Lucas Systems delivers numerous insights and provides suggestions on topics such as physical demands of the job, training and technology, perceptions on robotics and other technology including potential benefits and concerns. Contrary to common perceptions, warehouse workers overwhelming believe that technology […]
DHL Supply Chain has selected and deployed numerous warehouse robotics and other advanced automation. DHL instituted a well-defined process for vetting and adopting warehouse technologies. Boston Dynamics, Crown Equipment, and Locus Robotics are a few of the technology […}
Are growth investors aware of warehouse automation’s rapid growth and the growth potential of these companies? Private equity investors are aware. Large industrial companies are aware. But theis market seems to otherwise fly under the radar. I recently kicked off my analysis of the global warehouse automation market. Here is some of what I have come across so far.
Locanis provides a system for warehouse optimization that incorporates an RTLS, and maintains real-time visibility into resources, capabilities, status, location, and order requirements. It then leverages this information to orchestrate and optimize warehouse activities to meet the priorities and objectives of the facility on an ongoing basis.
Why is WMS in such high demand? Why does the market continually grow? Picking, packing, and moving items in warehouse seems very operational – tactical at best. That is what I thought as a recent MBA graduate. Maybe my perspective as a business school graduate is telling? And maybe its a learning experience for executives with a similar background, coming to “know what they don’t know” that keeps WMS and execution functions relevant. […}
Transparent logistics data from analytics systems helps you find the strategies necessary for mastering the peak workloads of the peak periods. Past experiences are used in addition to what the forecast says about the volumes that are expected to come in for processing. The warehouse management and control systems implement the derived strategies in the form of system configurations and system parameters to reach the expected result. As soon as the warehouse management and control systems are set up with stock and warehouse modelling, a plan
DHL held its inaugural DHL Robotics Hour media event earlier this week. DHL successfully piloted two Dorabot DoraSorter systems – one Sort-to-Gaylord and the other Sort-to-Bag. The proprietary drawer-shaped, conveyor belt end effector is the characteristic I found most innovative about this solution. Rather than grasping and item, it supports and balances items from below.