As you look to invest in new technological trends that will maximize your uptime and supply your employees with the tools for success robotics, should be high on your list.
In this article, we will explore why you need robotics, reveal some lesser-known benefits and guide you on how to get started with the perfect robotic partner.
If you’re considering robotics, here’s the bottom line.
The efficiency of robotics will yield results across your entire warehouse operation.
Lean teams understand the importance of maximizing productivity while keeping your employees satisfied and robotics can come to the rescue. Robotics can seamlessly fit into your endpoint ecosystem with tools like fixed industrial scanners and RFID systems and can enhance your overall efficiency and accuracy. With the help of machine learning, robots can take on mundane tasks such as dunnage, picking, moving items and palletizing. By automating these processes, you free up your human workforce to focus on more value-added tasks, making their jobs more engaging and rewarding.
Robotic technology leads to rapid ROI.
One of the most enticing aspects of adopting robotics in your warehouse is the potential for a rapid ROI. In many cases, businesses can recoup their initial investment within just six months. This quick turnaround means that you can start reaping the benefits of automation sooner than you might have imagined. Robotic technologies often have high price tags but with the upfront costs, repairs and service is needed far less often leading to an extended your technology lifecycle.
You might be able to implement robotics sooner than you think.
These solutions don’t necessarily require extensive back-of-house improvements. If you have a well-established wireless network, the world of robotics is within your reach. However, if your network infrastructure needs improvement, experts are readily available to help enhance your field services with site surveys and mapping.
Modern robotic devices can also be easily merged with systems and voice commands, simplifying their operation. However, it's crucial to carefully plan the layout of your warehouse to minimize inefficiencies and ensure smooth coordination between robots and your team.
Automation solutions like Fetch Robotics by Zebra can integrate into your existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for costly overhauls. To ensure a successful transition, seek out a Fetch certified partner who can provide an accurate analysis of your current setup and offer continuous support to ensure your success.
Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) is always an option.
If you're concerned about the initial expenses, Robotics as a Service (RaaS) is always an attractive option. With RaaS, the main expense is the software, and you can lease the technology, making it a cost-effective way to incorporate robotics into your operations.
Don’t forget about safety.
It's easy to see why safety is a top concern for organizations. When deploying robotics, work closely with your internal teams and partners to establish proper safety protocols. In a dynamic warehouse environment with many moving parts, such as carts and trailers, training your employees and systems to be alert to potential hazards is crucial for maintaining control, minimizing damage and ensuring everyone's well-being.
Ready for robotics?
If it’s time for your organization to implement robotics but you’re worried about training, deployments, updates and all those sorts of things, we can help. Managed service providers (MSPs) like us are experts in all the above.
Our expertise with robotic technology is unmatched. We’re the perfect partner for every step of your technology journey. Let’s connect.