Gartner Research

Supply Chain Brief: Labor Shortage Accelerates Interest in Autonomous Mobile Robots

Published: 22 June 2018

ID: G00365165

Analyst(s): C. Klappich , John Johnson

Summary

Gartner is witnessing a shift from a strong focus on labor cost reduction to companies expressing greater concern about labor availability. This is driving increased interest in autonomous mobile robots by supply chain leaders in logistics and warehousing.

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What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • AMRs Offer Lower Upfront Costs
  • Gains in Labor, Throughput and Productivity Will Drive AMR Adoption

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