Japan has a demographics challenge — its population is declining. As a result, the country is spearheading research into advanced robotics that will supplement, or maybe even supplant, its workforce.
The last mile in a supply chain is arguably the most challenging. However, there are a number of new, green, and automated solutions to help make this critical step easier for logistics companies.
Spaceports will act as a center of gravity for a wide-assortment of new and exciting industries. Similar to the way the airport has spawned the aerotropolis, spaceports will attract a complex web of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and consumers.
Logistics and supply chain management are about to become more three-dimensional. From underground Hyperloops to air taxis and delivery drones, your holiday packages will soon be beating new paths to your door.
Albertsons is purchasing 10 new Tesla semi trucks. These clean, all-electric vehicles will soon be fully autonomous, creating a wealth of fresh and fun information for supply chain data analysts at the company.
Ocado, an online grocery store in the U.K., uses automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to fill grocery baskets. The company is partnering with Kroger to build 20 robotic fulfillment centers in the United States.