|Date||Monday, March 20, 2023|
|Time||10:30 AM - 11:15 AM|
Today forklifts are an integral part of the supply chain with the global forklift market size valued at USD 53.5 billion in 2021*, yet global warehouses and logistics centers are challenged to employ enough forklift operators to operate them. Along with an increasing labor shortage, global warehouses and logistic centers also need to be flexible in how they operate - quickly and easily change workspace layouts, routes and processes - as well have the agility to increase/decrease their capacity.
This is where flexible automation and connectivity come in to address these challenges. A-MATE by K.Hartwall is a fully electric omni-drive pallet mobile robot which helps warehouse and logistics centers take care of redundant dull tasks and reduce dependency on skilled labor. At the heart of this automation is Verizon’s software for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) which combines fleet management with localization and navigation which leads to flexible business processes. According to research the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) market will grow at a CAGR of 17% to reach USD 12.4 billion by 2030, compared to USD 2.7 billion in 2020.
In this 30 min presentation, Jeff Pfieffer, VP Sales & Marketing at K.Hartwall Inc and Michael Reip, Head of AMR Robotics, Verizon will explore how automation will usher in new innovation and efficiencies.
The new generation of connected Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) will allow global supply chain management organizations to reduce their lead time for projects as they are able to quickly modify their logistical setup to meet demand or react swiftly to a changing workflow all in an easy-to-use interface. As mobile connectivity is introduced the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can be leveraged which in turn will lead to more business process agility and scalability.
Global warehouse and logistics center operation managers and plant engineers will learn how AMRs can help:
• Address labor shortages - by having an interconnected, software-based solution that can scale capacity when needed
• Improve flexibility in warehouse operations - by easily change workspace layouts, routes and processes
• Increase business agility - by being able to react faster to changing market conditions and warehouse demands in an easy to use and easy to operate interface
|Jeff Pfieffer||K.Hartwall Inc.||VP Sales & Marketing|
|Michael Reip||Verizon||Head of AMR Robotics|