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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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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.

Here are the main reasons why your company needs to start integrating autonomous robots into its supply chain in 2018.

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.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms, a business unit of Terex Corporation, needed to improve upon their current yard management practices at their North Bend, Washington facility, they selected PINC’s yard management system and the process improvements were immediately visible.

Bolstered by the growth in industrial IoT, drones are proving their benefits for aerial inventory within warehouse facilities.

The four pilots cover a wide range of applications for commercial drones, including healthcare materials delivery in North Carolina, consumer delivery in Virginia, providing bait to capture feral hogs in Oklahoma, and a beyond line of visual sight flights aimed at agricultural applications in Kansas.

Proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are forcing retailers to buy early for the holidays to beat the tax but that could leave them with bloated inventories, organizations that have invested in digital inventory technology are gaining an edge in understanding inventory levels and being able to move inventory faster throughout the supply chain.

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.

Chris Sultemeier former Executive Vice President of Logistics for Walmart Stores, Inc. joins the board of directors of PINC, the leading provider of real-time digital inventory solutions.

This article identifies seven qualities that set autonomous drones and robots apart from their human-controlled counterparts.

Companies of all industries and verticals that are involved in moving inventory through the supply chain, now realize that transportation delays often take place not only on the road but while the assets are still in yards at distribution centers and manufacturing plants.

As companies look for new and innovative ways to improve the operational efficiency of their supply chains, more and more of them are turning to technology for yard management for help.

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.

In every warehouse or retail store, there is an opportunity to add value, and the good news is that robotics and drones provide payback within three to six months, versus five to 10 years for AS/RS systems.

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.