Quick fixes and miracle cures aren’t just popular with consumers trying to lose weight, grow hair or improve their memory. There’s a similar mindset among some fulfillment operations managers who see warehouse technology as the performance-enhancing panacea to an under-performing warehouse.
Whether you view warehouse robots as the Terminator or R2D2 depends on the degree of personal human-robot interaction you’ve had.
“Seeing is believing,” says Kait Peterson, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Locus Robotics. You have to touch, feel and see the technology to understand how it improves work environments. Once people do, she says they’re all in on robots, naming them and thinking of them as their autonomous
Failed warehouse automation technology launches can leave large and lasting scars – on project leads and brand reputations. Often, it’s not the technology that’s to blame, it’s a poorly managed implementation process.
Autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, are taking off in eCommerce fulfillment warehouses. Let’s look at why leading eRetailers and third-party logistics (3PL) providers are going all-in for robots and get answers to burning questions like: Am I big enough to deploy robots? What ROI can I expect? And how can I ensure I don’t screw up?
Have you ever wondered how warehouse inventory drones work and how they could augment your cycle counting process? Hear our Senior Director of Customer Solutions, Austin Feagins, tackle that issue in this short video. Amware has deployed warehouse inventory drones effectively to reduce labor and improve inventory accuracy.
Cycle counting is an essential part of inventory management – and a significant cost center most warehouses wish they could do without. On a recent episode of the Unboxing Fulfillment podcast, Jackie Wu, of Corvus Robotics, and host Chad Warzecha discussed the drawbacks of cycle counts and the benefits of using warehouse drones for automated inventory management.
As a recent guest on the Unboxing Fulfillment podcast, global operations consultant Keith Swiednicki and host Austin Feagins discussed why warehouse automation solutions are so important today, why they can be hard to implement, and what companies can do to ensure successful automation projects.
An ROI on warehouse automation isn’t always automatic. Companies need to do their homework before flipping the switch. That due diligence process was one of several aspects of warehouse automation ROI discussed during a recent episode of the Unboxing Fulfillment Podcast. Host Chad Warzecha tackled the issue during a conversation with Lori Gibson, Director of Consulting Services at Hy-Tek Intralogistics Consulting. Catch the
Given today’s labor environment, every fulfillment operation needs to be moving toward automation.
There’s great technology out there for your fulfillment automation needs, but it’s important to pick the correct strategy and implement it effectively to ensure automation investments don’t go awry.
With warehouse workers difficult to find, consider using temporary warehouse robots instead of people this coming peak season. In this short video, Amware’s Austin Feagins examines the robots vs people alternative.