In an interesting twist, automation is increasing due to the manufacturing labor shortage. This may come as a surprise to those that thought automation would "take over" manufacturing jobs.
IndustryWeek said, "Automation will enhance worker performance rather than replace workers as 61% of companies will enable partial automation or labor augmentation with technology in the warehouse."
One main issue moving forward is that a lot of companies know where they want to go, but don't really know where to start in order to get there.
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To keep up with the growth of an on-demand economy, 87% of companies report that they are currently in the process of or planning to expand the size of their warehouses by 2024, according to a new study by Zebra Technologies.The study also found that 77% of respondents agree that augmenting workers with technology is the best way to introduce automation in the warehouse, but only 35% have a clear understanding of where to start automating.Read More