Technology is transforming the workplace. See how AutoStore is revolutionizing what can be achieved in the warehouse to build resilience for the future.
It’s no secret that there are challenges in the labor market. Fast-paced digitalization in many industries means new skills are required — and these are proving hard to find. Employers estimate that 44% of workers’ skills will be disrupted in the next five years and in Europe, almost three in ten manufacturing and service firms reported production constraints in the second quarter of 2022 due to a lack of workers.
The answer lies in technology. “The human-machine frontier has shifted,” states the World Economic Forum in the Future of Jobs Report 2023. Automation technology, coupled with AI, has the capacity to take on much of the work humans can do, especially manual, repetitive work found in fulfillment centers. Against a backdrop of labor shortages and rising warehousing costs, logistic professionals looking for sustainable growth and profitability in the future must start introducing automation into their operations now.
Let’s look at how you can overcome the global talent crisis with automation.
Warehouses are reliant on seasonal and short-term contract workers. With automation, you can minimize the most labor-intensive work and increase the capacity of each worker, enabling you to scale up according to demand without needing to make more hires. Our pioneering cube storage AS/RS automation system needs minimal training, so workers can get started straight away. And with the system bringing goods directly to them, employee satisfaction goes up, and retention becomes simpler, too. We make your space and your workforce faster, more accurate, and more efficient.
A Warehouse Management System is software that can help streamline processes and optimize operations excellence. It centralizes warehouse data by managing inventory, organizing pick-and-pack processes, and automating order fulfillment. It improves accuracy and reduces the time between order placement and shipment. With all the data flowing through one platform, it can also reveal hidden insights and new opportunities.
Safety is paramount to us at AutoStore and ensuring the safety and well-being of employees, products, and our systems in automated warehouses is crucial. Our technology helps minimize worker movement to reduce the chances of on-job injuries and long-term physical pain. And removes day-to-day frustrations to give them the tools and environment needed to do their best work. At AutoStore, we think safe, to work safe, to be safe.
eGrocery provider Knuspr partnered with AutoStore to scale up and speed up to meet rising demand. It had a customer promise of three hours from order to delivery as standard, that it needed to keep.
Using an AutoStore system there’s been a big jump in performance and efficiency across the warehouse. Not only that, employee satisfaction has grown as manual labor has been vastly reduced. Goods come to the people, not the other way around. This means team members can really focus on delivering quality.
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The transformation of jobs and skills at the hands of technology is underway. At AutoStore, we’re revolutionizing what can be achieved in warehouses and the fulfillment industry. We can help you overcome the current talent crisis while becoming more resilient to deal with future resourcing shocks. Find your competitive edge and up your game.
Tackling the global talent crisis has been identified as one of the 5 main challenges for global fulfillment in the next 5 years. To learn more, download our full research report today: 5 Challenges for Global Fulfillment in the Next 5 Years.