How is transformational technology going to transform cargo handling?
The industry reports and researches show the significant amount of qualitative analysis on general automated warehouses and its benefits. To automate or not to automate is not a question anymore. The logistics leaders are looking not only for the technological improvement that will gain warehouse optimization and the maximum efficiency, but for the long-term perspectives. The Automated System integration will not guarantee the storage and distribution network growth. The justification of material flow, future perspectives and client’s vision mainly define the automation implementation.
From voice recognition to driverless trucks the artificial intelligence definitely sharps the market: it just dictates new managers’ skills with more analytical analysis. The technology has been already affecting the cargo handling field, however it doesn’t mean stereotypical severe unemployment rate. The trends are pointing to adopt the changes and elaborate the most efficient “man-to-machine” strategies.
Speaking about air cargo terminals and high bay warehouses, the IT-infrastructure is fully based on the principles of IoT, it is the IoT itself. Taking into consideration the risk of injuries, high cost of breakdown, such machines as Elevating Transfer Vehicle (ETV) and Automated Storage and Retrieval System are built to speed up and effectively operate the material flow inside the warehouse.
You remember Bill Gates’ quote that the first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. And we absolutely agree with this statement. We always say that detailed consultancy on the design stage and understanding on technological transformation minimize the risk of mistakes, and after-sales support and trainings guarantee the most efficient systems operations.