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Many in the field of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) believe that interoperability among robots will be crucial to more widespread adoption of the technology in factories, warehouses and distribution centers. Interoperability would allow robot fleets from different vendors to coordinate activities, share data and adopt the same operating conventions.
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This webinar series is designed for safety, operations and plant maintenance personnel whose management includes overhead lifting cranes and hoists. The series will include presentations and Q&A from industry experts along with a resource guide for overhead lifting including information and tools for best overhead lifting practices and downloadable resources.
   
Adrian's Safety Solutions
      
FOX IV Technologies, Inc.
   
Intended to enhance the safety of the system and the personnel working around it, load plaques must be displayed on or near the rack structure as they include critical details about its maximum safe capacity.
Installing pedestrian and traffic barriers within warehouses, distribution centers, factories, manufacturing facilities and other industrial buildings protects personnel from hazards such as vehicles and other potentially dangerous equipment.
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Technology and Innovation
Implementing automated storage and retrieval systems, also known as AS/RS or ASRS, offers a broad variety of benefits to warehousing, fulfillment and distribution operations. This is why their use is expected to grow by 7.37% to $9.18 billion by 2023, as more and more operations recognize the value they bring.
Transportation
As we approach 2022, we are still seeing challenges in global supply chains including global port congestion, chip shortages, container shortages, coronavirus-related factory shutdowns, etc. and unresolved snags remain—especially as new problems persist such as the Delta variant.
   
Nilfisk Inc
   
Supply Chain Trends
  
Studies suggest that in just the first six months of the pandemic, digital transformation accelerated by five to ten years — so what does that mean for the future of the logistics and distribution industry?
The face of the supply chain is changing, with more diversity than ever before. Yet people of color are still only 30% of the workforce. Here, six professionals in the field share their varied experiences, what helped them succeed, and how the industry can improve its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Leadership
  
In this industry, safety is more than just a slogan or a poster on the break-room wall. It goes beyond the corporate line: ”The safety of our employees is our No. 1 priority.” Safety is the ultimate byproduct of a complex interplay of people, processes, tools and technology. For leaders, it’s also about something less tangible but perhaps even more important—a culture of safety excellence—that has been developed over years or decades until it is completely engrained in a company’s way of doing business.
Workforce
  
Nobody would argue that new technologies haven’t played a role in enhancing safety on the job, but the ability of technology to take a company’s culture of safety to the next level might be open to debate.