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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    AGV Safety Benefits 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

    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

    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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