It all began in the 1950s when Automatic Guided Vehicles or AGVs revolutionised warehousing. Over the years, the AGVs evolved into Autonomous Mobile Robots or AMRs, with the addition of sensors and AI, enhancing efficiency and productivity as well as unlocking new levels of warehouse space utilisation.
Faster order fulfilment, better material handling, reduced labour, optimised storage … you name it, and AMRs are on the job giving companies using them a competitive advantage in the fast-paced world of modern logistics.
This is game-changing, especially since the average size of a warehouse is more than 180,000 square feet, occupying one-third more space than a decade ago. AMRs are expected to account for 20% market share in the total warehouse automation market in the coming five years. And if you are still not convinced, here are well, two big reasons why you ought to give them a go:
Statistics show that unproductive pickers’ walking time amounts to 50% or more of total order picking time. That’s a thing of the past with AMRs, which are designed to work with both speed and precision.
AMRs improve efficiency in several ways.
More than 353 million products are listed on Amazon. So you can imagine the kind of warehouse management that takes place behind the scenes! Productivity is key in a warehouse and here’s how AMRs will help you get there:
What do customers want today? Timely delivery, increased production capacity, minimum errors, and enhanced service quality. AMRs address each of these needs, and here’s how Blue Star E&E can help. We specialise in order processing, inventory management, and automated material handling with solutions catering to your industry’s unique needs. We have a wide range of offerings from material storage and handling solutions to cutting-edge warehouse management software. Give us a call today.