In addition to having equipment on hand to help move bulk materials, warehouse managers across the country are adopting smart technology in an effort to keep operations running. Material Handling and Logistics reports that in an effort to keep facilities operating efficiently, smart technology such as smart thermostats and voice-activated speakers have been popping up in warehouses. Additionally, more managers are relying on artificial intelligence in an effort to better predict sales demand so they can make smarter purchase orders.
The Internet of Business reports because more people are looking for technologies that allow them to order on demand, warehouses have had to use technologies to help fulfill demand. Some major operations have moved to as much as 70 percent of all workloads being carried out by smart technologies and robots, with smaller companies trying to scale in order to stay competitive.
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