Reducing Travel With Robots and Digital Automation
The majority of today’s warehouse robots focus on eliminating or reducing human travel, but many picking processes (and most inbound tasks) are not appropriate for robots using today’s technology. For these tasks, DCs are turning to new forms of ‘digital automation’ to reduce travel and optimize productivity. These same digital technologies can also be applied to minimize travel for people working alongside robots.
This twenty-minute webinar will describe how digital automation technologies are reducing travel in traditional, non-automated DCs, and outline the potential for these same tools to optimize “cobotic” picking systems.
Process Approaches To Reducing Travel: Zoning, Batching, Two-Stage Picking
Digital Automation For Process Optimization: Work, Batch, and Pick Path Optimization
Three Types of Cobots: Goods-to-Person, Transport, Swarming