DateMonday, March 20, 2023
Time1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
LocationRobotics Theater

What You Will Learn

Studies and surveys show we’re entering the age of “responsible retail”— according to Accenture, over 50 percent of people want to be environmentally safe and carbon respectful — yet we’re predominantly a culture that still values cost and convenience. Record e-commerce sales numbers result in a flood of cardboard boxes outside our doorsteps, on our curbs and city streets. Before their convenient arrival, these boxes moved through supply chain systems that were originally made for parcel post — like when your grandma wanted to send you that one box of cookies during the holidays — but they were never designed to handle the boom and demands of online retail. The system we currently use made sense when few people were shipping even fewer parcels, but it’s too environmentally unsustainable. The entire online customer experience, dramatic changes in consumer behavior and expectations of fast deliveries, instant gratification and a seamless return process has resulted in more cardboard box production. Retail is at a crossroads and in order for companies to thrive — both traditional retailers and newer brands — need to adapt quickly and take advantage of new technologies in order to succeed and be receptive to the environment.

In this session, Attabotics founder and CEO Scott Gravelle will discuss how the latest warehouse automation tech can drastically reduce commerce’s carbon footprint and the overall usage of cardboard boxes up to 85% by making warehouses smaller and bringing them closer to metropolitan cities.

Key Takeaways

– Insights into the current customer demands and trends
– Recognizing today’s modern commerce supply chain needs and outlook for the future
– Understanding commerce’s environmental carbon footprint and steps to mitigate emissions while increasing fulfillment and satisfying consumers
– Informative solutions for e-commerces biggest hurdles and steps retailers can take to increase sustainability within the supply chain
– Options to convert old, legacy systems to leverage new and existing spaces in high-density areas to lessen last-mile delivery costs


Scott Gravelle Attabotics Founder and CEO

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