SponsorDC Velocity
DateWednesday, April 14, 2021
Time1:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

What You Will Learn

From the introduction of the assembly line to the modern application of robots, automation can be an intimidating word. Whether it’s in reference to the scope of automation or the concern that robots will take away jobs, many companies are not sure how to approach automation. Before it was simply the Amazon effect in a tight labor market. Now, in this COVID era, customer expectations and demands are only increasing. This is spotlighting supply chain weaknesses, and leading companies to take another look at automation. It may be the difference between staying operational or shutting the doors forever.

Determining the impact of warehouse automation on your employees and operations complex. But it doesn’t need to be so intimidating.

In this session, we will look at the major objections around automation such as business volume, implementation, and employee job security. We will look at steps you can take to gain buy-in from employees as well as management. We will also identify various factors to consider when searching for warehouse automation, such as operational impact, scalability, and employee safety.
Warehouse automation has come a long way in the last few years. Many solutions offer improved working conditions for human workers while providing an affordable option to enhance your operations. Join us as we help you navigate through the world of possibilities that is warehouse automation.

Key Takeaways

• Gain deeper insight into how human labor is enhanced, not replaced.
• Understand the impact automation can have on order fulfillment
• Find tools to help assess the need for automation
• Learn how to gain buy-in for a successful implementation


Michael Carmody AutoStore
Jon Schechter AutoStore

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