A minor personal feature in an article by the Financial Times as part of a broader special report on the future of logistics. The news article entitled "Robotics supply helping hand to speedy order fulfilment" covers the technology that is providing routes to saving sales and revenues
In the article, Harry discusses how Amazon warehouse workers may soon have new robotic recruits among their ranks and how they have taken the lead in warehouse automation. Analysts say chronic labour shortages and the complexity of e-commerce have accelerated the uptake of automation since the onset of the pandemic, leading to supply chain managers now having their eyes on maturing technologies to take the pressure off their workforce.
A vital part of any technology onboarding is its integration, and logistics leaders are turning their attention to integrating all the different robotics and automation technologies with data to better predict demand and optimise the use of robots and humans on the most urgent tasks.