Reinventing the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Warehouse Robotics

August 04, 2022 | State of the Market Report

Globalization has led to significant improvements in efficiency. But it has also forged an increasingly complex supply chain that’s susceptible to single points of failure. These failures represent billions of dollars in lost assets for the many industries dependent on these supply chains. To counter this vulnerability, businesses are turning to digital technologies — particularly warehouse automation, which has been gaining traction thanks to emerging innovations and changing market dynamics.


  • Chemicals
  • CPG
  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • The global supply chain is fragile
  • Recent technological advances have dramatically reduced some of the barriers to widespread deployment of warehouse robotics
  • The warehouse workflow can be broadly broken down into fivekey steps
  • In the near to midterm, robotics technologies will mature; full warehouse automation will likely occur in the mid- to long term
  • Key takeaways

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