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Automation, robotics, and drones

Automation, robotics, and drones: Implementing Supply Chain Management
Automation, robotics, and drones: Implementing Supply Chain Management

Advances in artificial intelligence, sensors, communications, and materials and manufacturing technologies (like 3D printing) are making it possible to build machines that can move around on their own. In supply chains, these machines can replace people for moving goods short distances or long distances, on the ground, in the air, and over water. Drones can also be used for gathering inventory data and inspecting facilities. Any place that is difficult to find and keep employees with the skills to do a task properly becomes a target for automation, as is any place where labor cost is a significant percentage of the overall process cost. So if truck drivers are in short supply, or if they are expensive, then we should expect to see autonomous trucks entering the supply chain more quickly.

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