At the moment, it seems like we are in the midst of a warehouse automation boom. We are seeing massive changes in big box retail space, warehouse real estate, and even the way big box retailers are looking at inventory. It is clear that warehouse automation is going to be a multi-billion dollar industry over the next decade.
According to the Wall Street Journal, warehouse automation is predicted to grow from $1.9 billion/year to $3.2 billion/year by 2018. That is huge. This automation is going to happen because of the internet and the cloud. The cloud is going to be a big part of this. In the cloud, a lot of the warehouse automation is going to be automation of warehouse space.
The biggest challenge in warehouse automation is finding space. As a retailer, you have a lot of warehouse space in your warehouse so it is critical to use that space efficiently. However, there are so many warehouses that are so massive that it is difficult to find space. It is clear that the cloud is going to be a huge part of this.
First, the cloud is going to help lower costs. There are a lot of warehouses that have large storage space and they can be very expensive to rent. In fact, most of the warehouse automation is going to be automated space, as opposed to the physical space in the warehouse. So, that could lower costs by allowing the warehouse to be cheaper to rent, which would lower the cost of buying space and making it easy to use.
This is also going to help with the efficiency in the warehouse, as well. Because the warehouse is going to be mostly automated, it shouldn’t be hard to use it to its full potential. The warehouse is going to be doing more of the same, but it’s not going to be as labor intensive as it was before. A warehouse is a big, messy place with a lot of steps, and it will be a lot easier to keep track of steps in the cloud.
Because warehouses are not built for efficiency, that should help. While a warehouse is a big place, you should be able to keep track of the steps in the warehouse without having to search through the whole thing. With cloud technology, you’ll be able to see what your step count is and then know if you’re going to need to make another or if you can use the time to do something more useful.
Warehouse automation is a long-term trend. Right now, most warehouses are built with a flat floor plan (which is pretty good, since they are the most efficient floor space), but this will change. Now warehouses will be able to be built with a series of modular units. Each unit will have a separate door that opens to the next unit, and there will be a series of sensors and actuators that allow you to know when a door opens, for example.
When I say “wish to be able to use the time to do something more useful”, I have to say that I am not a huge fan of going with the idea that a day will be pretty good, and I am willing to be a little less than optimal for the time. But I am also still committed to using and building this kind of automation over time so that it doesn’t become a long-term trend.
What kind of automation is this? A robot, a car, a drone, an armchair, a TV, a computer, a microwave, a computer that can run anything you want.
Automation is a good thing. There are many ways to go about it, but automation is basically software that does the work you don’t want to do. You don’t need to be an expert to be a good automation artist. And the way that automation works today is that it becomes your default mode of operation.