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Author: Ed Romaine
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) show a lot of promise in automating warehouses. Here, we discuss the main types of AMRs alongside their applications.
If you’re considering incorporating autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) into your warehouse or order fulfillment operation’s automation strategy, then you’ve undoubtedly got a number of questions.
Each year offers a number of supply chain and order fulfillment industry events which bring together hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) or professionals just like you.
In recent years, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have moved from a novelty solution pursued by only a handful of the largest companies to a mainstream technology capable of bringing real benefits to a range of operations both large and small.
A critical step in determining how effective your order fulfillment operation is performing is to determine the key performance indicators (KPIs) that matter most to your business. Once you know the metrics that are most important to your operation, you can benchmark your current performance and monitor improvements and progress towards your goals.
Running a successful order fulfillment operation requires many things. One of the most important things is inventory—it is, quite literally, the stuff that orders are made of!
It’s no secret the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for retail and shipping industries. And with increases in technology, ecommerce has become the driving force behind record numbers seemingly every year. Just last year, it’s estimated that shoppers spent $122 billion with online retailers alone.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2015 the Warehousing and Storage sector of the US economy employed 785,000 workers. By 2018, that number had grown to nearly 1.2 million—a total growth of more than 41 percent, or 415,000 jobs—driven largely by a growing economy and increased ecommerce sales across the country.
As the global supply chain becomes ever more connected and retailers of all sizes double down on various omni-channel fulfillment strategies in order to predict and cater to changing consumer behaviors and expectations, order fulfillment is only growing even more complicated.