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INDUSTRIAL GUEST POST: UHS scenario and the future of pick-and-place

Market situation: Logistics 4.0 The logistic market is changing rapidly and a transformation is taking place from B2B and B2C to C2B, where the customer is the driving force behind the activity. A radical change is occurring in value-added processes. It is the era of Logistics 4.0. In this context, ULMA has shown its capabilities during last years to develop fully automated solutions in the retailing sector. But there is …Read More

The Next Generation of Warehouse Labor

Source: Inbound Logistics / by Karen Kroll Working side by side, robots and humans reinvent warehouse work. At the Wurth Adams warehouse outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, a shuttle system brings products to employees, who then pick the items they need to complete their orders. “It’s a goods-to-human system,” says Ken Misch, managing director of operations for the west region. Wurth Adams is part of Wurth Industry North America, a global distributor of …Read More

What is the business case for cobots in the supply chain?

Source: Supply Chain Dive / by Edwin Lopez In Influencers Roundtable, we bring together voices from consulting firms to share how they perceive various emerging technologies. The answers below have been edited for clarity and length. No talk of automation is complete without a mention of its apparent nemesis: labor. “We believe new productivity enhancing tools from accounting box, legal system analytics and predictive AI etc. will allow us to …Read More

2018 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: Automation & Robotics Lead Robust Outlook

Source: Warehouse MGMT Our annual survey reveals a bullish outlook for continued material handling investments, with enthusiasm extending into newer technologies such as robotics as well as warehouse control system software and the closely related category of warehouse execution systems. By Roberto Michel If there were one clear-cut conclusion to be drawn from our “2018 Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Survey,” it would be that the outlook for spending is …Read More