With exponential increases in labour costs and customer demands, warehouse managers are under tremendous pressure to do more with less. For example, how can warehouse operations meet demand for omni-channel, which generates expensive, small parcel shipments and returns, without increasing costs?
The answer is clearly digital. Warehouses can gain substantial time and cost efficiencies by digitizing and connecting their operations with Internet of things (IoT) sensors, and then automating with emerging technologies, such as augmented reality (AR), robotics, drones, point of use, and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS and AR).
Eventually, the warehouse of the future will be completely autonomous, with machines collaborating and executing processes with limited human intervention.
We see the warehouse of the future as a Connected World. Connecting data, assets and humans enabling seamless operations across technologies!
Accelerate your progress with our ecosystem approach to digital transformation
EY’s Supply Chain and Operations practice helps organizations to create the connected world needed by the warehouse of the future — rapidly and with minimal risk.
EY has a proven track record of helping organizations transform their warehouse operations using leading technology platforms, software and leveraging digital capabilities such as IoT, 3D printing, robotics, predictive analytics, machine learning and augmented reality.
We can help connect your organization with an ecosystem of digital players: vendors, technology associates, academic institutions and start-ups.
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