How AMRs Empower Your Workforce and Combat the Labor Shortage

Employee turnover and recruitment costs are on the rise amongst a dwindling labor pool for warehousing workflows. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 2015 there has been an hourly wage increase of $0.50 to $1.00 every year with an even larger increase from 2020 to 2021. That’s without considering the basic benefits […]

DC Velocity’s Robotics Roundtable: Easing the Crunch

“Labor shortages, inventory snarls, inflation, and a tightening economy are just a few of the challenges retailers and suppliers face right now. We asked experts from robotics and automation companies to weigh in on how their technologies can help. Here’s what they told us.” -DC Velocity Editorial Director, David Maloney Q: How does a company […]

How AMRs Increase Productivity

Terms such as “labor shortage” have become common place in the warehousing industry, not only in the US but around the world. If we don’t have the people to fill all the needed positions, then we need to make facilities faster, stronger, and smarter using the resources available to us. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are […]

Meet ForwardX Flex

What Is It? ForwardX Flex is a “range” of robots that is really one robot configured in a few different and specific ways to fit the customer’s need. Flex, at its most basic, is a roughly 3’-by-2’ robot thoughtfully constructed to increase productivity, throughput capacity, and labor savings. Flex has a 300-kg, or 661-lb, payload […]

4 Common Misconceptions About AMRs

When presented with something new, a bit of skepticism usually comes with it, as it should. But when the facts have been proven, it’s time to put that skepticism aside and see what is really in front of you. Automation and robotics are constantly being judged for their future implications on the economy, people’s daily […]

Robots: They’re Taking Our Unwanted Job Openings

One trending story that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon is “the labor shortage.” Everywhere you look you’ll see another article about another business or industry that is being hurt by the labor shortage. While this might be new for some industries and may have been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic, it’s actually […]

5 Ways AMRs Are Transforming Material Handling Workflows

The Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) can hardly be considered a new form of automation today, and it certainly isn’t an untested one. Over the past few years, everyone from leading corporations to regional SMEs have been piloting the innovative technology with impressive results. Here are five ways AMRs are changing the material handling workflows of […]