The Robots are Coming to a Warehouse Near You (.PDF Download)

Feb. 3, 2021
Robotic goods-to-person systems are making a big impact on warehouse and distribution operations right now, and the trend isn’t expected to level off anytime soon.

A virtual hotbed for robotics and automation, the warehouse has become a focal point for companies seeking high-tech ways to augment human labor, gain efficiencies, improve work throughput and adapt to workplace social distancing requirements. The latter is a particularly big driver right now as companies deal with both a constrained labor market and the ongoing need to do “more with less.”

The push to automate the modern warehouse is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. According to Gartner, demand for robotic goods-to-person (G2P) systems will quadruple by 2023, with social distancing in the warehouse as one of the key drivers. The research firm also predicts that through 2024, 50% of supply chain organizations will invest in applications that support artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics (AA) capabilities.

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