Material Handling in the Digital Factory
“Material handling is playing a vital role in the emergence of the digital factory, as data analytics reshapes the workforce.”
The material handling market is growing as consumer demand and expectations increase. This rapid evolution requires considerable distribution infrastructure to support it. What’s needed is either very larger warehouses or several small warehouses strategically located near consumer demand or, most likely, some combination of these facilities, feeding each other. The scalable nature of automation solutions allows for easier deployment of small, medium or large systems to support this kind of infrastructure. A key driver in this scenario is the ease of communicating between the systems that your vendor offers in order to allow for efficient operation strategies.