Self-charging IoT enabled robots used in package sorting warehouse in a Chinese delivery company. These autonomous robots finish at least 200,000 package sorting a day at the large warehouse.
Chinese delivery firms in general and industries across the board are fast embracing automation and IoT to increase productivity. These orange robots at the company’s sorting warehouse are able to identify the destination of a package through a bar code-scan, virtually eliminating sorting mistakes usually associated with manual job.The army of robots are self-charging, meaning they are operational 24/7. The company estimates its robotic sorting system is saving around 70-percent of the costs a human-based sorting line would require.
Technology has always been the main differentiator in the logistics and supply chain even if it is an in-house department of any manufacturing industry. The early adoption of technology by these companies enabled them to create brands that have become famous.
Modern warehouse is more than just a facility in which to store inventory. Leveraging the latest supply chain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), a “smart warehouse” can now serve as a hub to boost efficiency and speed throughout the entire supply chain. From wearables on workers to sensors, robots and smart equipment, internet-enabled devices and technology can profoundly change logistics management.