Industry

Meet eKAMI: The School that Is Changing Lives in Kentucky

Imagine starting work in the coal mines of eastern Kentucky five days after graduating from high school. Now imagine working in the coal mines for 30 years. You know the industry. You have developed a deep level of skill and knowledge about coal mining and running coal mines. You have a good career and worked your way […]

Industry

Sustaining a Lean Supply Chain in 2021 and Beyond

Never before has so much attention been given to supply chain agility and resiliency. Today, everyone is talking and thinking about the supply chain. Whether it’s the cost of lumber, the delays in deliveries of new home appliances, the slowdowns for automotive manufacturers due to chip shortages, or the limited selection of bicycles and other […]

Industry

Trends in Material Handling in a Post-Pandemic Supply Chain

Delivery wait times are no longer acceptable for consumers. In B2B and B2C, the fight for consumer loyalty and attention frequently comes down to order delivery efficiency and cost.  This puts demands on companies to continuously improve internal efficiencies to remain agile enough to adjust to shifting market demands and supply chain realities. And as […]

Deployment

A Roadmap to Successful Automation with AMRs

Resiliency and agility are prerequisites for companies who want to remain profitable and relevant. Major advancements in automation technology, leadership, and expertise are enabling companies to make changes and optimize their operations with automation and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). However, concerns over interruptions in the production environment and risks to throughput stability sometimes delay decisions […]

Industry

The COVID-19 Impact on Manufacturing, Warehousing and Distribution

The global pandemic has placed a spotlight on the fragility of modern supply chains and manufacturing processes. Tenuous links in the supply chain were quickly fractured with global shutdowns and the grounding of all travel. Already stressed relationships with international suppliers, overburdened transport systems, a lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility, and outdated processes for […]

Safety

AMR Manufacturer, Integrator and Owner: What are Your Safety Responsibilities?

Moving materials does not need to be a risky business. Risk assessments, safety standards, technology, and taking responsibility for safety contribute to eliminating workplace risk. From increasing profits and improved productivity to more confident employees – the benefits of a safe workplace run deep. The challenge for many companies is how to consistently maintain a […]

Safety

Safety, Your Operations and AMRs

In any workplace, safety must be a top priority. A safe workplace contributes to productive and profitable operations. Knowing which technologies, solutions, and workplace initiatives to invest in for maximum return on profitability, productivity, and safety is not easy. Technology alone does not necessarily breed improvements and relying solely on safety programs and education is […]

Deployment

Ready to Bring AMRs into Your Operation? Make Sure You Know These Five Keys to Success

You know your operation could run more efficiently. You know autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are the future. But how do you take the next step and successfully automate your operation? It all comes down to knowing the challenges you need you to solve, the benefits AMRs can bring, and what you should expect from them. […]

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