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    MODEX 2020 Wrap-Up

    Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics companies around the world leverage Seegrid smart automation, including our self-driving, vision guided vehicles, fleet management software, and actionable analytics platforms. MODEX provides a one-of-a-kind ...
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    March 12, 2020

    MODEX 2020 Wrap-Up

    Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics companies around the world leverage Seegrid smart automation, including our self-driving, vision guided vehicles, fleet management software, and actionable analytics platforms. MODEX provides a one-of-a-kind ...
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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

    August 6, 2019

    Train One AGV, Train Them All

    Seegrid Vision Technology Eliminates Downtime for Training (and Re-training) Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) Planning for Growth with AGVs 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

    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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    Industry 4.0 Seegrid Technology Advanced Analytics

    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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    Material Flow Industry 4.0 Seegrid Technology

    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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    Future of Automation Industry 4.0

    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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    Future of Automation Industry 4.0

    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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    Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    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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    Manufacturing Industry 4.0

    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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    Ecommerce Benefits of Automation

    May 17, 2017

    Industry 4.0: Taking a Look into the Past, ...

    The introduction of new technology can be disruptive: change is challenging for businesses and their employees. But the smart factory of the future is quickly becoming a reality, and even those hesitant to embrace these advancements are finding it ...
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    Future of Automation Manufacturing Industry 4.0

    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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    Future of Automation Manufacturing Industry 4.0

    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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    Benefits of Automation

    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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    Warehousing Material Flow

    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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    Future of Automation Manufacturing Ecommerce Benefits of Automation

    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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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation

    July 13, 2016

    Improving Safety in Manufacturing Through Seegrid ...

    More than 34,000 serious injuries occur each year from forklifts.1 At Seegrid, we have taken the initiative to decrease that number. When we develop our products, safety in the workplace is a top priority. By emphasizing the importance of safety, ...
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    AGV Safety Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    June 22, 2016

    18 Questions to Ask Your AGV Vendor: Part 1

    Manufacturers are increasingly turning to automation to solve their materials handling challenges. But as many are realizing, not all AGV companies are alike. The various AGV solutions on the market have vastly different degrees of flexibility, ...
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    Future of Automation Benefits of Automation

    June 17, 2016

    How AGVs Cut Through Waste to Increase Throughput

    Seegrid’s vision-powered automated guided vehicles (AGVs) do exactly what we train them to do—on time, every time, any time, day or night. Our AGVs, also known as Vision Guided Vehicles (VGV), bring revolutionary technology to the manufacturing ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation

    May 25, 2016

    IIoT: The Next Frontier in Manufacturing

    Machines on the plant floor will soon actively identify problems, determine a course of action, execute, and measure those results—all without human interaction. It's not the Jetsons—it's the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and it's already ...
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    Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    May 11, 2016

    Aerospace Manufacturing: A Need to Innovate, But ...

    Like many industries, the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector is facing increased pressure to continuously innovate and increase productivity, while also reducing labor and operating costs. Achieving all these targets requires a large, specialized ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation

    December 29, 2015

    Vision Makes the Difference in Autonomous Robots

    As we approach the new year, developments in the robotics industry are promising. In 2015, we saw robots emerge in manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, as automated vehicles have proven to be a safer and more efficient, decreasing ...
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    Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    July 16, 2015

    Myth Busting: Greater Manufacturing Automation ...

    Myth: A myth is an "idea or story that is believed by many but is not true." So why is it, then, that we're quick to assume that ideas without any factual basis are, in fact, true? Perhaps it's because opinions tend to spread like wildfire. In the ...
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    Benefits of Automation

    May 13, 2015

    3 Key Ways Automation Reduces Safety and ...

    With an aging workforce, injuries are expected to increase in the labor force. Therefore, leveraging technology to automate difficult or repetitive tasks will positively impact concerns over safety and ergonomic issues, and other labor challenges ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation

    April 16, 2015

    The Benefits of Automated Fork Trucks

    Many material handling warehouse activities these days are being automated, partly due to technology advances and partly due to the very competitive nature of business. Picking, packing, shipping, cross-docking—automation is seemingly taking over ...
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    Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    April 10, 2015

    The Benefit of AGV Safety Standards

    Seegrid’s vision-powered automated guided vehicles (AGVs) safely and reliably operate in manufacturing and distribution facilities every day. These vehicles can reduce costs, boost efficiency, and improve safety within your operation. Keeping safety ...
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    March 11, 2015

    Flexible Automation For a Dynamic Manufacturing ...

    In a dynamic production environment, as companies continue to experience an increase in manufacturing complexities, there is typically an increase in labor resources as well. For operations managers, it becomes a balancing act to manage the ...
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    Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    October 22, 2014

    Three Key Advantages of Mother Daughter Carts and ...

    Through the years, the use of mother-daughter cart solutions in conjunction with vision guided vehicles (VGVs) has become more widely recognized, and for many applications is considered to be a Lean best practice. While many users documenting the ...
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    Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    September 17, 2014

    Customers Leading the Way: Lean and Flexible ...

    Lean manufacturing or lean production, as we know, is not a new approach for implementing efficient manufacturing processes.  Lean is a well-known philosophy and has been part of manufacturing methods since the 1990s, but as customers increase the ...
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    Manufacturing Optimize Automation

    July 23, 2014

    VGV / AGV Safety Is, and Will Always Be, in the ...

    I think the marketing people here at Seegrid forget that I like to stand around in freezing temperatures while big angry people fire pucks at my face at 90 miles an hour. What do I know about staying safe? Luckily, I don't need to know a lot, and ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation Seegrid Technology

    July 2, 2014

    Forklift-Free: Automated Tugger Solutions With ...

    In the final part of the two part blog series on forklift-free driving safety, we cover the consequential costs associated with forklift labor, and the benefits that result from implementing driverless automated tugger solutions safer alternative. ...
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    AGV Safety Benefits of Automation

    June 25, 2014

    Forklift Free: Driving Safety and Efficiency

    In part one of the two part series of this blog, we cover forklift dangers being inherently dangerous vehicles, as approximately every three days, someone in the U.S. is killed in a forklift related accident.  Even with safety regulations for the ...
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    AGV Safety Future of Automation Benefits of Automation

    February 20, 2014

    Automation in the Workplace: Best Practices for ...

    Workplace automation can transform your business by reducing errors, increasing efficiency, and cutting costs. In fact, while the cost of manual labor has dramatically increased in recent years, automation equipment, including robotics, conveyors, ...
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    AGV Safety

    February 5, 2014

    Improve Forklift Battery Best Practices in 9 Easy ...

    Prior to Seegrid, Weiss worked for Brooks Automation as the chief technology officer. Weiss came to Brooks after the strategic merger of Brooks with PRI Automation. At PRI, he served as chief technology officer and vice president of ...
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    Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    September 16, 2011

    Improve Efficiency with Vision Guided AGVs

    When companies look to improve efficiency, automation and industry 4.0 initiatives have become the roadmap to success. Implementing technology like Seegrid’s vision-powered automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve efficiency by transporting ...
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