Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can bring a lot of benefits, but the technology doesn’t make sense for all operations. Here are the major pros and cons of AMRs.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) show a lot of promise in automating warehouses. Here, we discuss the main types of AMRs alongside their applications.
With countless operations (including Amazon) already using robotics and other automation technologies to get product where it needs to go, does the old model of order fulfillment—pick to cart—make sense? What does pick to...
Incorporating robots in your warehouse or order fulfillment operation may be a smart way to boost productivity and efficiency. Here, we discuss some of the most common robotic technologies that are used in the warehouse: AS/RS, G2P, AGVs/AGCs, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), and Articulated arms.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are becoming more and more popular amongst order fulfillment and material handling operations, but they aren’t a good fit for all businesses. Here are some great alternatives to AGVs that every operation should consider.
Warehouses, DCs, and order fulfillment operations have been struggling to find cheap labor in the tightening labor market. Here, we discuss how different warehouse automation technologies can help reduce labor costs and increase efficiency.
Upgrading your warehouse execution system (WES) is a smart investment, helping to streamline your operation and become more efficient. These questions will help you determine the functions and features a new system needs to make sense for your operation.
FedEx recently expanded their US operations to deliver packages 6-days/week. Many order fulfillment operations and retailers are wondering if they should make a similar change.
Retailers looking for a leg up in ecommerce might be able to benefit by using their brick-and-mortar stores as distribution centers. Learn more about the strategies available to you, as well as key concerns to watch out for when pursuing such a strategy.
Omni-channel order fulfillment brings a lot of benefits for retailers, but it also brings with it a lot of challenges. Here, we discuss some of the most important challenges that retailers should consider before pursuing an omni-channel fulfillment strategy.