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More than a quarter of warehouses to be automated by 2027
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.
Advanced expertise required to execute complex cold storage warehouses
Industry demand fuels increased innovation in construction, design and systems for cold storage facilities.
Top 5 Plant Engineering content: April 17-23, 2023
The top 5 Plant Engineering content from the past week covered warehouse construction, oil and gas emissions, digitalization success and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Warehouse construction future down due to poor economic climate
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.
Digi-Key’s mammoth product distribution center supports steep bookings growth
The 2.2 million square foot facility incorporates densely packed storage and goods-to-person order preparation
Machine vision, automation streamline logistics and warehousing operations
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.
Providing data warehousing with advanced analytics
With the use of advanced data analytics a reality, manufacturers are paying close attention to their data collection and storage capabilities.
On-demand warehousing’s potential for supply chains
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.
Five ways material handling equipment impacts warehouse efficiency
Having the right technology and a safe and smart workplace with competitive wages helps with labor shortages.
Optimize warehouse logistics with AMRs
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can improve warehouse logistics with shorter lead times, increased flexibility and more.
Six ways to improve productivity with automated material handling systems
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 and the mobile industrial robot
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.
United Kingdom expected to lead warehouse automation market
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.
Five ways AGVs provide value to supply chains
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve supply chain productivity, capacity and safety by taking over repetitive tasks and streamlining certain aspects.
More than 50,000 factories to have mobile robots by end of 2025
By 2025, mobile robot deployments will have increased to over 53,000 sites according to an Interact Analysis report.
Choosing the right robot for warehousing, manufacturing operations
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.
On-site presence is key for warehouse automation systems
More than $4 billion was generated by OEMs and system integrators and the on-site presence was a large chunk of it.
Specifying systems in manufacturing, warehouse buildings
Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics facilities need engineering experts to specify various systems
Developing a warehouse and supply chain strategy
For good or bad, our COVID-19 crisis shows the global impact of supply chain and warehouse protocols.
Robots help streamline warehouse operations
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.
Robots staying on track in automated warehouses
A team of USC Viterbi and Shanghai University of Finance and Engineering researchers developed technology that helps robots navigate automated warehouses.