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Robots in Supply Chain & Logistics

Over the last several months, we’ve provided some information on robots in the supply chain and logistics industry. Recently, we compiled all of it and decided to present it here for ease of use for a broad view of what we have on our site.

White Paper: Here is a white paper Getting Robots to Pay for Themselves by Steve Mulaik. It’s available for download as a PDF.

Operations Summit: At the 2019 Operations Summit we attended a lot of sessions, and one of our partners ran a roundtable. Here, is our update from the Ops Summit, which includes some talk of robots.

2019 NRF Conference Update: Jeff Culvert, from Crimson & Co NA gave us an update on robots as well as cloud capacity and omnichannel. Read about it, here.

Here are links to some articles from our Supply Chain & Logistic updates. From one of our Recaps: This story by Amazon is causing some buzz because an ExtremeTech article states that robots at Amazon can pack more than 600 packages per hour.

In January Steve had an update of a Robotics company tour. Here is a recent one:  July 2019

WSJ article on the same topic, and a video of a news segment on CNBC. They cover it as well as the impact of tariffs. He talks about same-day and next-day shipping competitiveness (as well as “rising weights”) as well as price increases on things coming from China. He said, wages are, and employment is strong.

Articles on Robots from a Recap in October 2018: https://crimsonandco.us/supply-chain-and-logistics-recaps/supply-chain-logistics-recap-75/

Pictured is Crimson & Co North America’s Steve Mulaik a visit to a robotics company this year. 


Published in October 2019

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