Companies are investing millions of dollars into automated systems for greater warehouse and distribution center (DC) efficiencies. Conveyor systems, packaging automation, automated storage and retrieval systems, and the like are transforming logistics strategies and supply chains. According to Tractica, as cited by Conveyco, worldwide sales of warehouse automation technology (robotics, logistics and the like) reached $1.9 billion in 2016, and are expected to reach a market value of $22.4 billion by the end of 2021. While automation itself is proving its value, are companies leveraging the full capabilities of the technology?
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