Evolving consumer demands, combined with the accelerated growth in e-commerce during the global pandemic, has exposed bottlenecks within the supply chain. From space restraints where manufacturers are trying to figure out how to do more with less, to labor recruitment and retention challenges for labor-intensive tasks, the distribution and fulfillment market is being squeezed.
Companies are looking for new options to build more resilient and effective means to fulfill orders. While industrial robots are highly efficient and reliable to address many of these pain points, certain robotic applications for order fulfillment still lack the desired capability to reach optimal production throughput. However, innovative technologies are starting to bridge existing gaps.
A large factor of the solutions being offered, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are helping to manage the complexity of processes that would otherwise fail. From automating or augmenting repetitive manual tasks and analytic processes, to classifying complex data, detecting anomalies in data, predicting the probability of future events and more, technological advancements (i.e., digital twins) are making it possible for AI to be applied in practical ways via robotic automation that deliver repeatable business value at scale.
Make Industrial Robots More Intelligent
To learn more about use cases for intelligent robotics in distribution and fulfillment, listen to our webinar, Intelligent Robotics and the Modern Supply Chain, with Josh Cloer – Director of Sales at Mujin. From upstream processes to final loading, this enlightening presentation addresses a variety of supply chain challenges. Most importantly, Mujin’s patented 3D perception system with AI technology is also featured. See how this innovative system can potentially accelerate your bin picking, insertion, piece picking, palletizing and depalletizing tasks.
See Intelligent Logistics Automation in Action
Register as our guest and make plans to join our Yaskawa experts at Pack Expo Las Vegas (September 27-29, 2021) in booth #C-4040. Here, you will see Mujin’s patented perception system in a robotic workcell, highlighting high-speed piece picking with the highly reliable Motoman® GP35L extended-reach robot.
Sarah Mellish is a Marketing Content Specialist