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    Our logistics, manufacturing, and warehousing blog keeps you in the know on all advancements in materials handling. Learn how robotics is revolutionizing the supply chain management industry.

    Warehousing Industry 4.0 Advanced Analytics

    Big Data in Supply Chain Management: The Oil That Runs the Machine

    Big data is the new “oil” of the supply chain. It’s valuable and powers operations; however, it needs refining to reach its full potential. A hoard of unstructured data is cumbersome, so it’s key that you not only collect big data but have the ...
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    October 14, 2021

    Big Data in Supply Chain Management: The Oil That ...

    Big data is the new “oil” of the supply chain. It’s valuable and powers operations; however, it needs refining to reach its full potential. A hoard of unstructured data is cumbersome, so it’s key that you not only collect big data but have the ...
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    Warehousing Industry 4.0 Advanced Analytics

    October 7, 2021

    3 Ways the Future is Shifting in Manufacturing

    Manufacturing facilities constantly focus on objectives that ultimately enable them to produce as many products as possible while improving quality, ensuring safety, and reducing costs. Many operations follow lean manufacturing principles to ...
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    Future of Automation Manufacturing Advanced Analytics

    September 30, 2021

    3 Trends for Building a Resilient Supply Chain

    The pandemic opened our eyes to how unpredictable the world can be. In an instant, everything was redefined, including daily routines, social interactions, timelines, expectations, consumer behaviors, priorities, and processes altogether. For many ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation Advanced Analytics

    September 23, 2021

    Chief Robotics Officer: The Newest Addition to ...

    For centuries, companies have focused on people-centric management structures, in which humans recruit, hire, train, manage, and reward other humans for their work. While this model remains tried and true, new opportunities are emerging for supply ...
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    Future of Automation Industry 4.0

    September 21, 2021

    Automation in the Automotive Industry: ...

    For decades, the automotive industry has experienced alternating phases of growth and decline based on market and economic demands. The onset of the pandemic put a direct focus on the fluctuations and ongoing supply chain challenges, with many ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    September 16, 2021

    Myth Busting: How Automation Creates Jobs

    Throughout the manufacturing industry, there are a few common myths surrounding automation and jobs. Many fear that technological innovations, specifically automation solutions, will steal human jobs and create a wave of devastating job loss. Others ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    September 14, 2021

    What Is the Future of Supply Chain Management?

    COVID-19 flipped the world upside down and put a tremendous strain on the supply chain. Consumer behaviors and everyday interactions moved from in-person to online. While many office employees were able to conduct business as usual from their living ...
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    Benefits of Automation Material Flow Industry 4.0

    September 9, 2021

    To Automate or Not to Automate: 5 Advantages of ...

    Today’s facility managers of operations large and small are faced with this tough question: to automate or not to automate? It’s true that automated warehouse solutions, such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can be a large investment, but the jump ...
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    Benefits of Automation Warehousing Industry 4.0

    August 31, 2021

    Automated Warehouse Upgrades for Today & Tomorrow

    Consumer goods and retail distribution warehouses are fast-paced, dynamic environments. Humans and machines are both on a mission to find the correct item, package it, and ship it to its final destination. And all this needs to happen as quickly as ...
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    Ecommerce Benefits of Automation Warehousing Consumer Goods

    August 26, 2021

    The Rise of Non-Conveyables and Supply Chain ...

    Consumers quickly turned to online shopping for their day-to-day purchases as pandemic lockdowns and a stay-at-home culture emerged. Today, many consumers now prefer shopping online, as they can quickly and easily receive exactly what they want ...
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    Ecommerce Benefits of Automation Warehousing

    August 19, 2021

    Artificial Intelligence & Robotics: Their Impact ...

    When you think back to films from 20 years ago, artificial intelligence was portrayed as frighteningly advanced and as having a mind of its own. While AI is definitely smart, AI solutions aren’t plotting to dominate the world or your supply chain. ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    August 12, 2021

    Reverse Logistics: How to Manage E-Commerce ...

    Consumer behavior took a drastic shift as a result of the stay-at-home environment that was created during the pandemic. E-commerce online sales skyrocketed to new heights seemingly overnight, requiring retailers to quickly adapt their processes to ...
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    Ecommerce Benefits of Automation Warehousing Advanced Analytics

    August 10, 2021

    We Work and Win Together: Q&A with Seegrid CEO ...

    Ernst & Young LLP announced Jim Rock, chief executive officer of Seegrid, as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 East Central Award winner, representing Ohio, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Although Rock was selected as a ...
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    Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    August 9, 2021

    The Ultimate Warehouse Safety Checklist

    Productivity and profitability pale in comparison to the importance of safety in a warehouse setting. There aren’t many professions where workers put their health on the line when they punch in, but warehousing can be an incredibly dangerous ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Warehousing

    July 29, 2021

    Automation in the Workplace: 3 Best Practices for ...

    Automation in the workplace is now accessible to material handling facilities of all types and sizes. With shrinking labor pools, constantly evolving customer behaviors, and heightened expectations and demands, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    July 28, 2021

    Leveraging Automation to Keep Up with Increased ...

    Peak season is no longer on a set schedule, spanning a few predictable months out of the year—such as a holiday season—where retailers would gear up for an increase in demand, and then evaluate how to improve for the next round to meet performance ...
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    Ecommerce Benefits of Automation Material Flow

    July 22, 2021

    3 Advantages of Creating an Empowered Team of ...

    Let’s face it—change is hard. As creatures of habit, we take comfort in the routine. Change can quickly jolt us from our comfort zone, manifesting uncertainty that can derail positive momentum. However, when embraced correctly, change can propel ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    July 15, 2021

    What Is Lean Manufacturing? How to Streamline ...

    Lean manufacturing is not a new term in the industry—lean methodology has been around since the 1990s, and it has roots dating back to early 1900s automobile production, with Ford’s assembly line and the Toyota Production System. But as consumers ...
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    Manufacturing Material Flow Optimize Automation

    June 29, 2021

    What is RaaS?

    Today, Seegrid announced the addition of a new Robots as a Service (RaaS) offering. In this blog, we explain what the RaaS model is, how it works, and why you should consider it as an option when implementing Seegrid Palion AMRs in your ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    June 24, 2021

    Understanding AMR Technologies: Computer Vision ...

    Humans working collaboratively alongside self-driving robots is here, and an advanced future of intelligent automation is not only imaginable but compelling. Today, global leading brands in manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics rely on material ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    June 10, 2021

    Tugger Forklift: The Benefits of AMRs Go Well ...

    In the final segment of this two-part blog series on safety driving forklift-free initiatives, we uncover the consequential costs associated with manual forklift operator labor and the benefits resulting from implementing driverless autonomous ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    June 8, 2021

    Forklift-Free: Driving Safety and Efficiency

    In part one of this two-part blog series, we cover manually driven forklifts, otherwise known as powered industrial trucks, and the inherent dangers that these vehicles pose. Despite ever-present safety regulations in the workplace, forklift ...
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    AGV Safety Future of Automation Benefits of Automation

    June 1, 2021

    The 4 Drivers of Industry 4.0 & How They Will ...

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution — also known as Industry 4.0 — is upon us. It was inspired by the same drivers as the First Industrial Revolution in the 18th century: reducing costs and boosting efficiency. Now, instead of looms and steam engines, ...
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    Future of Automation Industry 4.0 Advanced Analytics

    May 25, 2021

    5 Questions Answered: Blue Labs & Seegrid’s ...

    Seegrid announced the formation of Blue Labs. We sat down with Brennan Sellner, Seegrid’s Senior Director of Advanced Development, to talk about this new team and what it means for the future of Seegrid and the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Material Flow Seegrid Technology

    May 20, 2021

    Power Your Facility and Drive Results Using AMR ...

    Material handling automation can create immediate benefits for a company, including safer work environments, improved employee retention, boosted productivity levels, decreased travel times, reduced operating costs, and increased agility. However, ...
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    Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation Advanced Analytics

    May 18, 2021

    3 Reasons Why You Should Automate Forklift ...

    Technology and automation are the keys to a safer, more productive, and more cost-efficient warehouse. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and autonomous forklifts have proven to be safe, reliable, and consistent. Increasingly, more companies are ...
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    Benefits of Automation Warehousing Optimize Automation

    May 6, 2021

    3 Warehouse Automation & Safety Tips

    With an aging workforce, growing labor shortages, and extreme demands, warehouse safety is more important than ever to prevent injuries and avoid downtime. Nearly 95 million people miss work each year as a result of workplace injury, with ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Warehousing

    April 29, 2021

    Top 3 Trends to Watch for Supply Chains

    Over the course of the past year, and continuing still today, it’s been made abundantly clear that supply chains need to be resilient in order to effectively and successfully support customers. In 2020, many manufacturing, logistics, e-commerce, and ...
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    Material Flow Industry 4.0 Optimize Automation

    April 22, 2021

    ProMatDX 2021 Event Wrap-Up: Innovating Supply ...

    ProMat is one of the largest industry events for manufacturing and supply chain professionals, providing individuals from the U.S. and over 140 countries access to the latest material handling solutions. Though this year looked different by ...
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    Manufacturing Material Flow Industry 4.0 Optimize Automation

    March 23, 2021

    Winds of Change in Consumer Goods Manufacturing

    Think back to January 2020— life looked a little different. The global pandemic has had a profound impact on just about everything we do, forcing changes in how we work, play, communicate, and really, how we live. Our recent blog on consumer goods ...
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    Manufacturing Optimize Automation Consumer Goods

    March 2, 2021

    5 Questions Answered: Fleet Geek and the ...

    Today, Seegrid introduced Fleet Geek analytics software, part of Fleet Central, the enterprise software platform for Seegrid Palion AMRs. We sat down with Seegrid’s Director of Customer Success Heather Ramsey to discuss the new analytics software ...
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    Future of Automation Material Flow Industry 4.0 Optimize Automation Advanced Analytics

    February 16, 2021

    5 Questions Answered: Evaluating and Scoping for ...

    Today, Seegrid introduced the Seegrid Palion Lift AMR, further expanding the capabilities of our fleet of mobile robotics solutions. We sat down with Seegrid Director of Application Engineering August Drake to discuss the facility scoping and ...
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    Benefits of Automation Material Flow Optimize Automation Seegrid Technology

    February 9, 2021

    AMRs vs. AGVs: 5 Common Questions Answered

    Today, Seegrid introduced the Seegrid Palion AMR product family, representing our newest line of mobile robots that uniquely provide automated material flow. We sat down with Seegrid Vice President of Product Jeff Christensen to talk about the ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Material Flow Seegrid Technology

    January 28, 2021

    Increase Your ROI: How to Effectively Plan and ...

    The ongoing pandemic and recession continue to present a seemingly endless stream of challenges for automotive manufacturers. Everything from shifting consumer preferences and unpredictable supply shortages to higher-than-normal-worker absence rates ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    December 14, 2020

    2020: The Perfect Storm & Lessons Learned in the ...

    To say 2020 was a year like no other is an understatement. The global pandemic changed the way we live, from how we work to how we shop, and everything in between. In the consumer goods space, the pandemic rewrote the script for forecasting demand. ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Consumer Durable Goods

    December 3, 2020

    5 Questions Answered: Automation in Automotive ...

    Boom-and-bust cycles are not uncommon in the automotive sector. However, the COVID-19 pandemic left even the automotive industry shocked by the extreme levels of fluctuation. The United States automotive industry went from facing facility shutdowns ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    November 24, 2020

    Automotive: How to Use Automation to Keep ...

    The automotive industry in the United States has been in constant flux due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the course of the second quarter in 2020, the pandemic caused many automotive companies to virtually shut down. With consumers facing very ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    November 12, 2020

    Operational Agility: How to Adapt with AMRs and ...

    A year that brought on unpredictability and uncertainty like never before put a spotlight on the use of automation in manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic quickly caused many unexpected disruptions that shook ...
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    Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology Advanced Analytics

    October 6, 2020

    Seegrid Acquires Box Robotics: Q&A with Jim Rock, ...

    Today, Seegrid announced the strategic acquisition of Box Robotics, a mobile robotics startup, to accelerate the development of human-like situational awareness for self-driving industrial vehicles. We sat down with Seegrid CEO Jim Rock to talk ...
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    Seegrid Technology

    September 24, 2020

    AMR Safety is in the Driver's Seat

    The future is speeding toward us as the adoption of automation and robotics continues to rise — businesses in virtually every industry seek to manage fluctuations in demand and workforce. The ability to tackle the problem effectively and safely with ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    July 21, 2020

    Optimize for Operational Efficiency with AMR Data

    Learn How to Deliver Data that Drives Results Consumers want products faster, better, and at low cost, driving the material handling sector to become more competitive. Because of this, forward-thinking companies are seeking ways to implement ...
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    Industry 4.0 Optimize Automation Advanced Analytics

    June 9, 2020

    Productivity and Safety: Achieve Both Goals ...

    Hard-working industrial vehicles are critical to moving and placing materials in a variety of challenging environments. However, with traditional, manually-driven powered industrial trucks (PIT) being prone to accidents and injuries, facilities are ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    May 19, 2020

    3 Pillars to Achieve Data Goals for AMRs and ...

    No matter the industry or business segment, companies around the globe are collecting enormous amounts of information about everything. There seems to be no end to the streams of available data, and with information flooding in at ever-accelerating ...
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    Future of Automation Optimize Automation Advanced Analytics

    April 20, 2020

    COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts: Taming the ...

    The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic began a wave of panic buying and stockpiling, as many consumers want to make sure there are no shortages of essential items in their homes. Whether it's toilet paper, hand sanitizer, cleaning products, or ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation Material Flow

    March 12, 2020

    MODEX 2020 Wrap-Up

    Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics companies around the world leverage Seegrid smart automation, including our self-driving autonomous mobile robots, fleet management software, and actionable analytics platforms. MODEX provides a ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0 Seegrid Technology

    December 17, 2019

    Ramp Up for a Holiday Shutdown

    Traditionally, manufacturing plants have halted operations and utilized the slow week between Christmas and New Year’s to perform much-needed maintenance and repairs on facility equipment. Any amount of downtime can be extremely costly for an ...
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    Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    November 25, 2019

    Top Tips to Tackle Peak Demand with Automation

    How Automated Guided Vehicles can Increase Productivity With retailer events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, holiday shopping has taken a large shift to the online space. According to Adobe Analytics, in 2019, online shoppers in the U.S. are ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    September 3, 2019

    Train One AMR, Train Them All

    Seegrid Vision Technology Eliminates Downtime for Training (and Retraining) Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) Planning for Growth with AMRs When selecting an automation vendor for material movement, it’s important to consider not only your current ...
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    Benefits of Automation

    December 12, 2018

    Adapting to Automation: Lessons for Long-Term ...

    This article was originally published in SupplyChainBrain. What’s the top next-gen technology that’s on strategic agendas across executive war rooms? The answer is automation and robotics, according to a recent survey of more than 800 financial ...
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    Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    December 11, 2018

    How Employers and Employees Can Adapt to an ...

    This article was originally published in InformationWeek. Despite the fact that suppliers who are adopting automation technologies have the potential to reap substantial cost savings and increase profitability, some fear that the proliferation of ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0