With the tremendous growth of e-commerce, warehouses are increasingly moving towards automation. It's a must if they want to stay competitive in a cut-throat environment. Automated guided vehicles (AGVs), shuttle systems for storage and retrieval, robotic arms for data entry, inventory by drone...all of these automation solutions can improve the management of warehouse logistics flows. But what kind of an ROI can we expect, and when? What are the consequences on the company's organisational structure? We provide an overview and analysis of technical solutions to optimise supply chain operations in a context in which E-Commerce is increasingly prevalent.
The future of warehouses will be automated...or not!