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1) Warehouse Transformation: Are AGV’s right for you?
Starts 10:30 AM Ends 11:15 AM Date Monday, April 12
Location Theater D Sponsor Associated

Warehouse Transformation goes beyond the implementation of Automation. This seminar will explore the decision points associated with a successful implementation of automated vehicles within a warehousing and distribution environment. Our Industry Experts will provide information on determining project ...

2) When to use AMR vs. conveyor
Starts 12:15 PM Ends 1:00 PM Date Monday, April 12
Location Theater B Sponsor IAM Robotics

Standard conveyors have been a staple in warehouses and distribution centers for years. Often, new facilities default to conveyor solutions because of their reliability. Let’s face it, conveyor systems are not going away anytime soon. They serve a purpose and are designed to deliver. However, alternatives ...

3) Automation, Integration & Energy Systems
Starts 12:45 PM Ends 1:30 PM Date Monday, April 12
Location Theater F Sponsor Jungheinrich

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are becoming more and more industry standard. AGV technology itself is common across numerous suppliers. However, key elements such as the logistics interface for IT integration and the trend toward lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery systems with automatic charging, continue ...

4) Dirty (DC) Jobs with Michael Roe
Starts 1:15 PM Ends 2:00 PM Date Monday, April 12
Location Theater E Sponsor DMW&H

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Your distribution model will have to adapt to ongoing business changes. Oftentimes, businesses are faced with two choices: 1. Build a totally new distribution center, OR 2. Retrofit an existing distribution center while staying operational. Successfully ...

5) Deploying Micro-fulfillment for Macro Results
Starts 1:45 PM Ends 2:30 PM Date Monday, April 12
Location Theater A Sponsor Swisslog Logistics, Inc.

Rapid adoption of e-commerce in the past 12 months has exposed two realities about the retail industry. Retailers quickly rose to meet surging demand for e-commerce, but doing so led to new fulfillment challenges and profit pressures. As e-commerce continues to grow, retailers understand there is ...

6) Calculating the True Cost of Your Operations (and using it to justify change)
Starts 1:45 PM Ends 2:30 PM Date Monday, April 12
Location Theater D Sponsor Kardex Remstar, LLC

Is your current operation at capacity? Are you running out of space and looking to expand? Determining the actual hard costs of your existing operation can help persuade management it’s time for a change. In this seminar, we will review how to calculate the true cost of your current operations including ...

7) How AMRs can help facilities during a pandemic in more ways than one
Starts 10:30 AM Ends 11:15 AM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater A Sponsor Fetch Robotics

COVID-19 has left no industry untouched. Now that we’re seeing economies beginning to re-open, warehouses, factories, distribution centers, and other businesses are putting processes in place to protect their employees and customers effectively while trying to restore their business to near normal productivity. ...

8) 5 Considerations in Designing Successful AMR Deployments
Starts 10:30 AM Ends 11:15 AM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater F Sponsor Vecna Robotics

A solid solution design lays the foundation for the future success of your autonomous mobile robot deployment. When done right, a highly-efficient workflow design takes into account an ecosystem of human workers, a range of robots for a variety of payloads or purposes, other technologies, and the facilities’ ...

9) Achieving Customer Satisfaction in the New Normal of E-Commerce
Starts 10:45 AM Ends 11:30 AM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater E Sponsor PSI Engineering

E-commerce growth trends are radically changing the landscape of the packing and shipping areas of a Business to Consumer distribution center. It is important to focus on the entire process to fully understand how to meet the ultimate objective which is to satisfy customer expectations. The fundamental ...

10) The Strategy Around Micro-Fulfillment
Starts 11:45 AM Ends 12:30 PM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater A Sponsor AHS, LLC

This presentation will emphasize key points that should be highly considered when developing a strategy around Micro-fulfillment. Micro-fulfilment refers to the idea of placing small-scale warehouse facilities in accessible, urban locations that are close to the consumer. This presentation will specify ...

11) Growing Faster: Increasing Speed & Lowering Costs with Automation Integration
Starts 12:45 PM Ends 1:30 PM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater C Sponsor Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

In today’s market and economy, people want your products and they want them now. Consumers expectations for access to products and speed of delivery are rapidly rising and driving changes throughout industrial machinery, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution market segments. During this presentation, ...

12) Micro-Fulfillment
Starts 12:45 PM Ends 1:30 PM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater D Sponsor PULSE Integration

The future of business is robotics. AMRs, micro-fulfillment and technology to connect robotics with devices are must-haves in our ever-changing digital world. At PULSE, we are experts in robotics and technology.

13) Embracing the Next Era of Machine Vision
Starts 1:15 PM Ends 2:00 PM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater E Sponsor Zebra Technologies

Many engineers have sworn off machine vision solutions due to previous poor experiences such as the high number of false rejects during the inspection process. Often, the wrong equipment, difficulty in setting up, deploying and troubleshooting, or just plain poor training can be the culprit. Putting ...

14) Micro-fulfillment Strategies for the Future of Omnichannel Retail
Starts 2:15 PM Ends 3:00 PM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater B Sponsor Honeywell Intelligrated

Omnichannel fulfillment complexities are permeating every sector of the retail landscape, and companies are adopting micro-fulfillment center (MFC) strategies to improve delivery time frames and shorten the distance between distribution centers (DCs) and their customers. Installed in stand-alone facilities ...

15) Handing Over the AMR Keys: Strategies for User Adoption and Unstoppable ROI
Starts 3:15 PM Ends 4:00 PM Date Tuesday, April 13
Location Theater E Sponsor Seegrid

You’ve identified an AMR solution and made your recommendation. After signing on the dotted line, how do you ensure a successful installation of autonomous mobile robots? Adoption by employees on the plant floor is crucial to achieving your corporate initiatives. Hand over the first set of keys with ...

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