Manhattan Associates Inc. rolled out two options this week aimed toward bettering the productiveness and effectivity of success facilities in addition to to retailers engaged in omnichannel actions.
For warehouses and success facilities, the corporate launched the Manhattan Automation Community, which is “a program designed to speed the development and implementation of modern distribution center automation and robotics.” On this first part, the corporate has partnered with a number of warehouse-level expertise corporations, together with Kindred AI, Locus Robotics, Matthews Automation Options, Proper Hand Robotics and VCO Methods, to implement the community.
Fueling demand for upgrading distribution facilities is the continued development of on-line gross sales and omnichannel retailing in addition to a scarcity of warehouse workers, which is “putting tremendous pressure on distribution centers,” Manhattan Associates Inc. mentioned in an announcement.
“As a result, many warehouses are aggressively adopting automation and robotics solutions to supplement their human workforces,” the corporate mentioned. “However, integrating the workflows between these automated solutions and human workers, other automated solutions and other distribution center software can be difficult and expensive.”
That is the place its automation community program may also help, the corporate mentioned, including that the platform is “designed to cut back the fee and complexity of adopting warehouse automation options. It offers prebuilt
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