As e-commerce continues to grow beyond traditional shopping habits, and as warehouse efficiency demands grow for e-commerce and traditional commerce, companies are relying more on automation to meet market needs.
By 2025, more than 4 million commercial robots are expected to be installed at more than 50,000 warehouses, according to one report. This is significantly higher than just under 4,000 warehouses that had robots in 2018. In its forecast, ABI Research cited the need for flexible, efficient and automated e-commerce fulfillment; increasing affordability, and return on investment of a growing variety of infrastructure-light mobile robotics as growth drivers.
In this free whitepaper, sponsored by Geek+, author Phil Britt examines the state of current robotic and automation usage at warehouses and third-party logistics (3PLs) providers; the drivers behind expected growth , and some of the different types of mobile robotics being used in these facilities. The paper also examines some of the successes that facilities have had in reducing their labor costs and improving productivity.
In addition, Geek+ will be displaying its robotics solutions at IMHX 2019, the U.K.’s largest logistics event, held Sept. 24-27 in Birmingham. If you are interested in meeting with the company at the show, click here to schedule a meeting.
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