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Everything you Need to Know about Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in Your DC or Warehouse

Everything you Need to Know about Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in Your DC or Warehouse

What is an AMR?

Autonomous Mobile Robots, also known as AMRs, are mobile robots that can autonomously navigate about a space. These robots can be used in a multitude of ways which include transporting product and freight within a facility, assisting in the picking process, facilitating sortation, and increasing product visibility. AMRs are becoming commonplace picking technology in the most high-tech and innovative warehouses and DCs because they can reduce travel time over 30% and improve warehouse picking efficiency 200%.

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How to Speed up Warehouse Employee Onboarding

Training a new warehouse employee takes, on average, 6-8 weeks to get them up to speed, which warehouses are spending thousands of dollars on onboarding costs per new hire. With labor at its highest cost ever, warehouse picking accounts for 60 percent of operational costs - millions of dollars per year, per warehouse.

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What the Ocado Fire Means for the Future of Robotics Automation

What the Ocado Fire Means for the Future of Robotics Automation

In 2020, supply chains went up in flames, but they’ve just taken a more literal turn. Ocado canceled thousands of orders for their order picking robots after reports of them causing a fire in the Erith fulfillment center last week. The online grocer said it was caused by three of the robots colliding into each other.

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How to Use Micro Fulfillment Centers For Last Mile Delivery

How to Use Micro Fulfillment Centers For Last Mile Delivery

Last mile delivery refers to the final stretch of time and space an order travels from a warehouse, transportation hub, retail location, or fulfillment center to its final destination. Last mile delivery accounts for around 28% of the total product transportation costs - which makes it easy to see how businesses spent over $86B on last-mile delivery in 2017.

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Purchase Path Deep Dive: Dick's Sporting Goods

Purchase Path Deep Dive: Dick's Sporting Goods

Even as cities continue to open back up, curbside, pick up in-store (BOPIS), and alternative fulfillment solutions are far from getting kicked to the curb. In fact, retailers like Albertsons reported its fourth consecutive quarter of digital growth of over 200% in April, largely attributed to their delivery solutions, curbside pickup capabilities, and innovative apps.

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