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5 Ways to Streamline Supply Chain Logistics Operations with Autonomous Robots & Drones

Many companies have already integrated autonomous robots into their supply chain, however, for some companies considering launching an autonomous robot strategy it can be intimidating, here are five examples of how autonomous robots and drones can work to streamline your supply chain operations.

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This paper details how new technologies are presenting promising opportunities for improvement across the supply chain and how autonomous robots and drones are poised to change the game.

In this white paper we explore the rise of the digital yard and show how technology is enabling significant efficiencies, productivity gains, and cost containment in a world where every penny added to the bottom line positively impacts organizational success.

Yards are the intersection between warehouses and transportation, they are a critical linkage in logistics management practices and have a significant impact on the overall efficiency of the supply chain.

This best practices research paper details the PINC Air inventory robotics solution with its quick deployment model, faster inventory velocity, product ingenuity, and rapid ROI underscoring the decision for PINC to win Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 New Product Innovation Award.

When supply chain professionals discuss supply chain execution, their focus is typically put on transportation management systems and warehouse management systems, the yard management systems capability and importance is mistakenly undervalued.

This paper provides information on drones, including drone technology and design, the potential uses for drones in various markets and industries, ongoing federal efforts to regulate drones, and how unmanned aircraft could change the way we live and work.

“Indifference towards people and the reality in which they live is actually the one and only cardinal sin in design.” - Dieter Rams.

PINC’s Advanced YMS delivers a scalable cloud-based solution that provides real-time dock door scheduling, streamlined spotter tasking and carrier dispatching. Integrations to existing supply chain systems provide seamless access to gate appointments and shipping information needed to identify deviations from planned arrivals and reduces driver dwell times.

This leading retailer has been a PINC customer since 2007 and has expanded their Yard Management Systems into multiple facilities, creating the need to gain enterprise wide visibility.

As automotive and truck companies continue to refine lean manufacturing strategies inside their facilities, they often overlook the opportunities for achieving greater efficiencies outside the walls of the plants and distribution centers.