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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.

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    Automation in the Workplace: 3 Best Practices for Safety

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    June 10, 2021

    Forklift-Free: 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 labor and the benefits resulting from implementing driverless autonomous mobile robots ...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    February 9, 2021

    5 Questions Answered: AMRs vs. AGVs

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    December 8, 2018

    Advance Your Materials Handling Operations with ...

    This article was originally published in IndustryWeek. As manufacturers and distributors undertake new automation initiatives and push toward Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution - they have access to an unprecedented amount of data. The ...
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    November 7, 2018

    Seegrid Supervisor: Your Key to the Smart Factory ...

    As an integral part of the Seegrid Smart Platform, Supervisor fleet management software is the key to your smart factory. With real time dispatching, vehicle status updates, and object interactions, Supervisor software was designed to keep your ...
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    October 17, 2018

    Don't Get Beaten by a Robot: 3 Ways to Ensure ...

    This article was originally published in Entrepreneur. A common thread in conversations about automation is the uncertainty people feel about their long-term job security. Despite (or perhaps because of) automation’s impressive ability to streamline ...
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    October 8, 2018

    Eliminating Product Damage with AGV Technologies

    Moving heavy materials throughout your supply chain all day, every day–accounting for labor shortages, peak season, and the potential of damaged goods–is no easy task. Even with the most skilled human labor, accidents can happen while picking and ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Warehousing

    July 17, 2018

    What Automation Means for the Human Workforce

    This article was originally published in Business 2 Community. The advent of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning is perhaps one of the biggest disruptions that the manufacturing industry has encountered. These technologies ...
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    May 16, 2018

    4 Benefits Robots Bring to the Workforce

    This article was originally published in Business 2 Community. Last month, an annual gathering of top manufacturing experts took place at MODEX, one of the world’s largest conferences for manufacturing and supply chain solutions. This year’s theme ...
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    September 5, 2017

    Lean Manufacturing: Eliminate the 7 Wastes With ...

    More Optimization, Less Waste We live in an age when many aspects of our lives are continuously optimized and improved upon. We call up transportation at the touch of an app. Instead of waiting at a doctor’s office, we opt for medical consultations ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation

    June 21, 2017

    5 Steps on Your Journey Toward Industry 4.0

    Introducing new technology can be disruptive: upending the status quo is always challenging for businesses and their employees. For manufacturers, though, the idea of the smart factory of the future is quickly becoming a reality, and even those ...
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    May 19, 2017

    Productivity Boosts at Zulily With Seegrid's ...

    Companies in manufacturing and warehousing today are turning to automatic guided vehicle solutions (AGVs) for their material movement needs. Accuracy, efficiency, and performance all factor into choosing the right AGV to meet your facility needs, ...
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    November 21, 2016

    Disruption Ahead: Automotive Manufacturers Look ...

    After a banner year in 2015—with over 17.5 million vehicles sold in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal—the automotive industry is poised to continue this pattern of growth through 2016 and beyond. That doesn’t mean the industry is ...
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    October 28, 2016

    The Link Between AGVs and Labor Cost Reductions

    For most companies, improving their bottom line is critical to success. When looking at the bigger picture, labor costs, operating costs, efficiency, and workflow processes are all aspects that play into a company’s overall progress. When ...
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    September 29, 2016

    Seegrid Vision Guided AGVs Provide Warehouse ...

    For many companies, the costs associated with manual material handling can make a huge impact to the bottom line. In recent years, automation advancements have driven a change in the market, becoming a go to solution for companies looking to ...
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    September 29, 2016

    Why Whirlpool Sees Seegrid as the Evolution in ...

    Manufacturers across the U.S. are experiencing a damaging shortage of skilled labor — negatively impacting their ability to produce goods and their bottom lines. As companies search for automated solutions, Seegrid’s vision-powered AGVs are leading ...
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    July 14, 2016

    18 Questions to Ask Your AGV Vendor: Part 2

    Check out Part 1. With so many AGV solutions on the market, it can be difficult to tell which AGV is right for your application and facility. Before investing in automation, ask your AGV vendor these important questions about install times, safety ...
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