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Is your supply chain or procurement job threatened by automation?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Jul-2018 08:00:00

When seeing robots whizzing around warehouse floors, or reading news about things like autonomous forklifts and delivery drones, it is understandable to start to worry about whether one’s own job is safe in this ever automated world.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Supply Chain Automation, industrie 4.0, Robotics, smart warehouse

The opportunities and threats of supply chain robotics

Posted by CeMAT Team on 21-Jun-2018 10:00:00

From self-driving trucks to delivery by drone, automation of the supply chain is becoming increasingly common. But while the use of automated technology in delivery or the “last mile” (the final stage of the supply chain process) has received plenty of publicity, it is arguably in the other supply chain areas where robotics offers the most opportunity.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Supply Chain Automation, Robotics

4 benefits of warehouse automation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-May-2018 09:48:49

Believe it or not, warehouse automation is not a recent innovation. In fact, the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) was invented back in 1953, while the first automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) was installed in the 1960s.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse, Supply Chain Automation, industrie 4.0, Robotics, smart warehouse, warehouse management, warehouse productivity

Why warehouses are being transformed by robotics

Posted by CeMAT Team on 11-Jul-2016 10:24:37

Imagine if you could reduce the time it takes to fulfil an order from a matter of hours to minutes. 

This was the idea behind Amazon’s purchase of the Kiva robotic system in 2012 when they chose to invest $775 million to acquire the company.

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Topics: Robotics, Warehouse