By Bob Trebilcock ·
May 15, 2021
Listen to this episode of Talking Supply Chain wherever you get your podcasts.
Robots have been a mainstay of manufacturing, especially the automotive industry, for decades. In fact, GM its first robot on the line way back in 1961. So, when it comes to the manufacturing line, robotics is a mature technology. And yet, in recent years, there has been a dramatic and steady uptick in the adoption of robotics outside of traditional industries like automotive. And, when it comes to warehousing, distribution, ports and last mile delivery, there has been an explosion in robotic startups – especially in autonomous mobile robots.
On this episode of Talking Supply Chain, Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation, or A3, gives us a look at the state of the industry and what’s driving the growth of robotics.
Be sure to listen wherever you get your podcasts.
May 15, 2021
About the Author
Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.
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