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Western warehousing vendors are struggling in China and the reasons for that include not understanding the country's market structure.
Warehouses are shifting toward more modular, configurable and standardized systems, which will have a major impact on the industry’s value chain in many ways.
Warehousing offers the perfect combination of repetitiveness and menial work for humanoid robot workers, which are being tested.
The global warehouse automation market has contracted, but three segments of the market are seeing significant growth.
Interact Analysis projects the Chinese warehouse automation market will show strong growth over the next five years as companies look to optimize efficiency.
Today’s systems integrate with leading-edge AI software and next-generation machine vision for autonomous, accurate product handling.
Warehouse automation software is playing a critical role in manufacturing operations as they look to become more efficient. Five strategies are highlighted on improving profitability.
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The warehouse construction industry had a correction due to COVID-19 and the shifting landscape, but the future looks brighter for the industry.
After a downturn in 2023, warehouse construction is expected to rebound in 2024 and beyond according to Interact Analysis research.
Warehouse construction declined in North America and Europe in 2023 by 25%, but the slowdown is expected to be short-lived according to Interact Analysis.
Mobile robots are projected to grow which highlights the need for continuous monitoring and adaptation to changing market conditions.
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A report by Interact Analysis indicates more than a quarter (26%) of warehouses are expected to be automated by 2027, which is up by more than 10% from a decade earlier.
Industry demand fuels increased innovation in construction, design and systems for cold storage facilities.
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Warehouses added to the global building stock in 2023 is down 35% compared with 2022 as companies are focusing more on automating current assets rather than building new ones.
The 2.2 million square foot facility incorporates densely packed storage and goods-to-person order preparation
Machine vision and automation advancements are improving logistics and warehousing operations by taking advantage of developments with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), deep learning and more.
With the use of advanced data analytics a reality, manufacturers are paying close attention to their data collection and storage capabilities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute research shows that innovative business models that tap into extra warehouse space can be a potential solution for companies with changing demand requirements or tight fulfillment windows.
Having the right technology and a safe and smart workplace with competitive wages helps with labor shortages.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can improve warehouse logistics with shorter lead times, increased flexibility and more.
Manufacturers and warehouse owners will need to expand to meet demand of increased consumer spending in a post-pandemic world. Six ways to improve productivity with automated material handling systems are highlighted.
Logistics 4.0 refers to the application of digitalization to create cyber-physical solutions and gain real-time control. Mobile industrial robots can help play a large role in that process.
Warehouse automation has grown thanks to a seemingly permanent spike in e-commerce and an ongoing labor shortage that has led to ballooning labor costs.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve supply chain productivity, capacity and safety by taking over repetitive tasks and streamlining certain aspects.
By 2025, mobile robot deployments will have increased to over 53,000 sites according to an Interact Analysis report.
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and static robots have different needs and abilities. Knowing the difference is critical to understand which choice will be the best fit.
More than $4 billion was generated by OEMs and system integrators and the on-site presence was a large chunk of it.
Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics facilities need engineering experts to specify various systems
For good or bad, our COVID-19 crisis shows the global impact of supply chain and warehouse protocols.
Warehousing industry has huge automation potential, and artificial intelligence-driven robotics technologies are helping with labor shortages, rapid online sales growth, and greater demands for faster deliveries, according to a ProMatDX 2021 session. See 7 reasons for AI-enabled intralogistics robots.
A team of USC Viterbi and Shanghai University of Finance and Engineering researchers developed technology that helps robots navigate automated warehouses.