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Perpetual Power Comes for AMRs
Warehouse operators looking to find even more uptime for their mobile robots may have an option as CaPow enters the U.S. market. The perpetual motion power company says its system can provide 100% uptime with on-the-go charging.
Breathing New Life into the Retail High Street with Micro Fulfilment Centres & Robotic Automation
Could micro fulfillment centers and robots breathe a new glorious life into the High Street, turning the problem of returns from online retail into new opportunities, I say 'yes they can.'
Alternative Strategies to Combat Labor Force Shortages for Third-Party Logistics Providers, 3PLs
Amidst the labor shortage challenges resulting from The Great Resignation, recent research found that 73% of third-party logistics providers view acquiring new customers as their biggest priority in 2022, without the staff, however, doing so will be tough.
Top 10 Trends in Robotic Warehouse Automation 2.0
Robotic warehouse automation can help meet the demand for space and increase productivity and in the face of real estate and labor pressures, automated warehouses are becoming increasingly necessary.

Robotics Resources

Combat Labor Scarcity with Reliable Robotic Solutions in Your Warehouse
Dealing with labor scarcity and overwhelming productivity demands? Robots may be your ideal solution. Warehouse Robotics White Paper,...
5 Key Factors to Consider to Successfully Deploy Robotic Piece-Picking
This white paper presents five key factors to consider as part of a program to deploy robotic piece-picking....

Robotics News

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: The Rise Of The Robot
On this episode, Jeff Burnstein discusses the growth of the industrial robotics market, and why now is the time to investigate robots for your operation. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

The Rebound Podcast: So, You Want to Use a Robot?
Listen in as NFI Industries’ Barbara Gress discusses what it takes to innovate and put robotics to work in your operations.

Using Autonomous Robots to Drive Supply Chain Innovation
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.

Labor Management Systems Solutions Increasingly Important Even With the Move to More Automation
Labor management system solutions are different today than those a decade ago, they integrate with more systems, have mobile user interfaces, and use advanced analytics, they are increasingly important with the move to more automation.

Drone Technology: Clarity from Above
Around the world, drones equipped with cameras and sensors are providing companies with clearer, more comprehensive views of their businesses, and the opportunities and threats that surround them.

Peerless Media Announces Robotics 24/7
The site focuses on the industries, technologies, applications, and business development aspects of the robotics ecosystem.

Supply Chain Leaders Learn From Today’s Ecommerce Challenges to Provide Future Innovation and Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated ecommerce demands to levels that weren’t expected until 2025, so how can supply chain leaders get up to speed, and fast?

On Air with SICK USA: What is the Difference Between an AMR, AGV, and AGC?
In this episode of SICK, Inc.’s podcast, On Air with SICK USA, host Rolf Agner interviews Stefan Nusser, Chief Product Officer at Fetch Robotics.

Micro-Fulfillment Centers Bring the Supply Chain to the Consumer
Over the last few years, as e-commerce sales have increased and customer expectations have shifted, there has been a steady race to move fulfillment closer to the customer.

Business Leaders Voice the Economic Impact of COVID-19
While the impacts of COVID-19 varied between advanced and developing economies, business leaders across the board identified some common features that helped countries remain resilient.

Seven Qualities to Ensure a Successful WMS Implementation and Long-Term Success
Implementing new software is a challenge even with the best of software partners assisting, you will be launching a very complex project and you will never be able to assemble the perfect team for the task, so what defines a software partner?

Reducing Costs of Returns in the Omnichannel Supply Chain
The simple fact of the matter is that any customer-facing organization must support the ideology of processing returns; whether or not that process can be efficient and productive comes down to how returns are handled.

Robots in the Warehouse
Download this paper and get an in-depth look at how robots are transforming warehouses and distribution centers worldwide into highly-efficient, automated spaces that fully leverage the power of digitalization.

Key Considerations When Automating Your Warehouse
Now more than ever, robots are transforming e-commerce fulfillment operations by bringing consistency, efficiency, and flexibility to material handling in the warehouse.

Opportunity Charging and Autonomous Charging for Robot Batteries
You’ve dipped your toes into robotic automation, hammering out the details of the problems your robots will solve and how to deploy them, but what about keeping them moving?

The Future of Freight: Einride Unveils New Driverless Vehicles for Autonomous Freight Hauling
Einride, the Swedish autonomous trucking startup, unveiled a new vehicle type that the company hopes to have on the road delivering freight starting in 2021.

5 Things COVID-19 Might Have Told You About Your E-Commerce Warehouse
Here are 5 E-commerce warehouse issues during the pandemic, with suggestions on how to avoid and handle them going forward.

Mobile Robotics and Safety: Building a Better Work Environment
Advancements in underlying technologies have made robotics increasingly attractive, these technologies enable solutions that reliably practice facility traffic protocols...allowing them to drive productivity and work according to safety guidelines.

Easy Steps to Ensure Social Distancing at Your Facility
As many distribution centers have ramped up production and operations with the increasing demand, ensuring the safety of workers is critical.

On Air with SICK USA: Why is SICK Excited About Robotics?
In this episode of SICK, Inc.’s podcast, On Air with SICK USA, two SICK experts provide insights on mobile robots and industrial vehicles in the market and SICK's role in the world of mobile robots.

Featured Companies

Gather AI
Gather AI is a warehouse automation company that has created the world's first drone-powered inventory monitoring solution. Cutting-edge warehouses use Gather AI’s solution to decrease the cost of inventory accuracy, improve productivity and boost revenue.
Association for Advancing Automation
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing…
LogistiVIEW’s Connected Worker Platform unleashes the productivity and potential of the frontline worker across the enterprise. Our patent-pending platform connects advanced technologies with the most critical resource that industry can harness: the power of human intelligence.
A leader in the design, production, and service of shrink and stretch packaging equipment. We offer a full line of configurable machinery to stretch wrap, pack, palletize, erect, and seal any product in the food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical,…
Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is a trusted supply chain integration partner committed to providing their clients a competitive advantage by designing and delivering world-class distribution and production solutions.
Addverb Technologies
Addverb is a leading global robotics company, providing intra-logistics automation solutions, operating from five continents with a multidisciplinary team of more than 600 engineers and R&D experts. Through the synergy of our hardware and software,we provide your supply…
Founded in 2014 in Guangzhou, China, EHANG is an intelligent aerial vehicle technology & service company. Driven by its continuous technology and product innovation, “smart + connected” creative thinking, and the service philosophy of “User experiences first and foremost.”
inVia Robotics
inVia Robotics is an award-winning automation company that provides the next generation of warehouse optimization solutions. Our system leverages autonomous mobile robots and AI-driven warehouse orchestration software to help e-commerce businesses and 3PLs automate and optimize material flow across fulfillment…
Center for Automotive Research
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through conferences, events, and the media. Our mission is to educate, inform and advise industry stakeholders, policy…
For Over 40 Years, Dehnco has always been about bridging the gap between efficiency and bottlenecks. Along with all the technology and automation, Dehnco uses ergonomics and design to create a more healthy, enjoyable environment where workers are part of the…
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Featured Downloads

Becoming a Shipper of Choice
Becoming a Shipper of Choice
C3 solutions' scheduling software streamlines the shipping process.
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Thinking Differently About Supply Chain Planning
Political landscapes shift overnight, global trade is constantly changing, consumers demand increasingly personalized service and smaller day-to-day challenges hit without warning. If...

Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.