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Seegrid Blog

    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.

    Automated Forklifts: The Benefits of AMRs Go Well Beyond Safety

    In the final segment of this two-part blog series on safety driving automation initiatives, we uncover the consequential costs associated with manual forklift operator labor and the benefits resulting from implementing driverless autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), like Seegrid Palion™ Lift, to ...
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    January 13, 2022

    Automation and the Future of the Workforce in ...

    The labor shortage sweeping the United States is causing unease among manufacturing facility leaders. With smaller staffs and perpetual peaks in demand, management is left wondering how they’ll fulfill orders on time now and in the future. By 2028, ...
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    Future of Automation Manufacturing Benefits of Automation

    December 7, 2021

    5 Benefits of Building a Transparent Supply Chain

    The pandemic, a labor shortage, skyrocketing demand, component part shortages, cargo ship traffic jams: The world’s supply chain is complex. Consumer goods leaders are trying their best to sidestep these hurdles, continue to meet customer demands, ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Material Flow Consumer Durable Goods

    November 23, 2021

    Improve Your Facility’s Productivity With the 5S ...

    There is a framework that many companies use to help achieve success, called the 5S system. The method, which originated in Japan, is typically employed in manufacturing and material handling facilities. The goal of the five steps is to organize ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Material Flow

    November 19, 2021

    AMRs Solve These 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    Now, more than ever, manufacturers must find ways to operate more efficiently and meet consumers’ growing demands. Facilities are dealing with heightened demand levels while providing a seamless, accurate, and on-time experience for customers. ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Industry 4.0

    November 11, 2021

    AMRs: The Solution to Automotive Supply Chain ...

    2020 hurled the unexpected at daily life. Our homes quadrupled as offices, schools, virtual gathering places, and shopping malls. This shift in habits put a huge strain on the supply chain, with some industries experiencing record-high demand levels ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Material Flow

    October 29, 2021

    Invest in Automation This Holiday Shutdown

    Each year, many manufacturing plants around the world traditionally take advantage of the period between Christmas and New Year’s to perform facility maintenance and repairs on equipment. Any downtime can be extremely expensive for a manufacturing ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation Optimize Automation

    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 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

    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 consumer ...
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    Manufacturing Material Flow 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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 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, ...
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    Manufacturing Benefits of Automation