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New video on MHI View: Increasing Flexibility with Robots

Robots have become a common addition to the DC. Not only are they now more affordable, but they also allow you to increase the flexibility of your operation. Now in distribution centers where smaller direct-to-consumer shipments are processed, being flexible can be a huge advantage. 

Aside from increasing the range of offerings, a fleet of robots that can grow or shrink when needed can help employees keep up with demand during peak seasons. Before you can reap the benefits of this flexibility there are a few things you need to tackle first. 

First you need employees with the necessary skills to work with, manage, supervise, integrate and use the technology. Identifying existing employees who can be trained in the deployment and supervision of the robots can be very beneficial to change management. It helps cultivate buy in and ensures that problems on the ground level will be considered in the final solution. The next thing you need to do is prepare for integrations. It’s imperative that you have a plan in place for where and how the robots will work so you can apply the technology in a cost-effective way .

To learn more, view the full video on MHI View.

MHI view episodes also focus on the following supply chain technologies:
–Inventory and network optimization tools
–Sensors and automatic identification
–Cloud computing and storage
–Robotics and automation
–Predictive analytics
-Wearable and mobile technology
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