Robotics Solutions For eCommerce Inventory Management

    Posted by Sean Elliott, CTO on Oct 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

    Although many businesses still feel like robotics are years away from mainstream adoption, vendors aren’t waiting for slow adopters to come around. Shopify’s acquisition of robotics company, 6 River Systems, shows just how fast the warehouse automation landscape can change. This move makes it easier for many online retailers to solve complex eCommerce inventory management challenges, which we’ll dive into in a bit. Sometimes a moving, evolving field might be met with a “wait and see” approach. But, with vendors making adoption easier and more palatable, we expect just the opposite for robotics.

    Robotics vendors aren’t getting buzz solely because of the cool factor. As the latest additions to supply chain automation, robotics address the same issues as traditional automation, but in a new way. In short, these solutions add strategic and operational flexibility. Flexibility in overhead costs. Flexibility in resource deployment. Flexibility in warehouse design. Flexibility in growing your business.

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    Topics: eCommerce, warehouse automation, inventory management

    Survey Report: How is Automation Impacting Warehouse Management?

    Posted by John Arkontaky on Oct 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

    At the 2019 Elevate supply chain conference, HighJump CTO Sean Elliott addressed a packed audience, delivering his message on the challenges of the supply chain of the future. “Our technology has to step up,” he said. With a shrinking workforce and increasing pressures from customer expectations, supply chain managers have their work cut out for them.

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    Topics: supply chain solutions, warehouse automation

    7 Warehouse Automation Trends Shaping Your Supply Chain Tech Stack

    Posted by John Arkontaky on Aug 22, 2019 10:46:42 AM

    Maybe it’s the swelling real estate costs forcing you to squeeze value out of every square foot of your ­­facility. Maybe your business outgrew the local labor pool. Or, maybe your customers’ expectations grew beyond the limits of what’s possible in your supply chain operations. Many industry and market drivers continue to push the supply chain community to innovate. For its benefits of labor reduction, process optimization, around-the-clock availability and more, the expanding field of warehouse automation offers the solutions to these challenges.

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    Topics: supply chain, warehouse automation