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How Are Robots Changing Warehousing and Distribution?

May 3, 2019


Starting with Amazon

Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world. In 2018 it came second only to Walmart, and that is in large part due to the tens of thousands of robots it utilizes in its warehouses. As of Jan. 1, 2017, more than 30,000 robots were being used for order fulfillment in its facilities around the globe. Adding robots to its fulfillment chain has saved the company millions of dollars since their introduction. According to reports, in addition to saving time and reducing the space needed for warehouses, introducing robots to its supply chain has saved Amazon nearly $22 million.

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