Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation, but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing.
But what does that mean for industry employment? There’s no question that innovative technologies aid in logistics and supply chain management, but when it comes to the many labor-intensive processes that take place in the warehouse, some fear that robots could make human warehouse workers obsolete. In reality, warehouse robots are augmenting the work of humans, streamlining tedious, repetitive tasks and reducing errors, while also easing the physical demands on warehouse workers.
To gain some insight into how today’s industry professionals view the potential impact of warehouse robots on industry employment, we reached out to a panel of warehouse and automation experts and asked them to answer this question:
“What’s your take on warehouse robots? Are they ‘good’ or ‘evil’ for industry employment? Will they help or hurt more?”
Meet Our Panel of Warehouse & Automation Experts:
NOTE: The statements below reflect the opinions of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of 6 River Systems. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment.
David Armendariz is the general manager of the Information Technology practice group for Lucas Group. He has spent his entire 15-year career with the executive search firm since graduating from the University of Houston with a BBA in Marketing and is based in Houston, Texas.
“Robots and automation provide an incredible amount of benefits in the manufacturing process…”
…including reduced costs, higher levels of quality and increased production speed. In addition, the data gathered through machine learning and IoT applications can drive increased value across a manufacturer’s supply chain.
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