Modern Materials Handling discusses the need for new automation methods such as mobile robotics and augmented reality glasses, for adapting to growing e-commerce and other warehouse distribution needs. The emerging technologies offer gains in speed and flexibility, getting orders out the door, faster.
Lightning Pick’s General Manager, Jim Bast noted: “We see much of the advantage from mobile robots as coming from the flexibility of movement it allows for human operators. When you start adding lots of automation to a DC, it can start looking like an expressway interchange in Southern California.”
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