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How Mobile Robots Improve Supply Chain Efficiencies, Solve Labor Challenges

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

With consumers increasingly turning to e-commerce for everything from electronics to groceries to clothing and even furniture, challenges continue to mount for third-party logistics (3PL) companies and their warehouses customers faced with getting these orders processed and shipped as quickly as possible.

Add space constraints and lingering labor shortages across the supply chain, and it’s no wonder that logistics centers and warehouses are automating at record rates, with autonomous mobile robots (AMR) leading the pack. With 30,000 new warehouses expected in the next five years, the demand for these types of robots to transport pallets, carts and even individual boxes within these facilities will explode exponentially.

Why logistics companies choose MIWA Robotics

MIWA Robotics’s robots safely maneuvers around all kinds of obstacles, including human workers and other robots, and should a person walk directly out in front of it, it will stop. With advanced technology and sophisticated software, the robot can navigate autonomously and choose the most efficient route to its destination. The AMRs increase throughput with more efficient process set-ups while reducing the space requirements because fewer static conveyors are needed, if any. The efficiency and agility of MIWA Robotics’s mobile robots make them especially beneficial for the highly pressured 3PL industry, helping to ensure an optimized and responsive workflow. The AMRs eliminate human error and reduce the need for as many inventory checks, meaning 3PL providers can see shorter and more responsive workflows with reduced bottle necks.

Warehouse robotics refers to the use of automated systems, robots and specialized software to transport materials, perform various tasks and streamline/automate warehouse processes. In recent years, robotics has gained eminence in supply chain, distribution center, and warehouse management circles and continues to play a significant role in warehouse automation. Here are some of the different types of warehouse robots.

Technological advancements and an increasingly competitive business landscape are forcing modern warehouses to seriously consider the use of robotics. With their ability to increase productivity, accuracy and operational efficiency, warehouse robots are no longer nice-to-have accessories — they have become indispensable to efficient warehouse operations. Warehouse automations of all kids add value to warehousing operations by automating the execution of menial, repetitive tasks, thus allowing human workers to focus on more complicated tasks.

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