From Warehouse Robotics to ChatGPT: A Sooner-Than-You-Imagine Future

by | Aug 24, 2023 | 3PL Logistics

The pace of change in our world is nothing short of astounding. In the not-so-distant past, we were accustomed to the sight and sound of polluting diesel trucks rumbling down the streets.

Fax machines were the go-to method for efficiently communicating transportation orders. When we thirsted for knowledge, our trusted companion was none other than Google, the omnipotent search engine. But as the wheels of progress turn, our way of life and work transforms.

Today, the landscape is vastly different. Clean and eco-friendly electric cars glide silently along the roads, leaving behind the era of smog-choked exhaust pipes. When curiosity beckons, we turn to our new best friend: Chat GPT.

This remarkable companion possesses an endless repository of knowledge, always ready to provide answers at our beck and call. The question arises:

Are you prepared to embrace these technological advancements and usher your business into the future?

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The Age of Robotisation Dawns 

For years, the concept of robotisation has been a prominent fixture in logistic trend forecasts. Yet, practical implementation has been somewhat elusive until now.

Labour shortages, escalating labour costs, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have compelled many companies to delve into robotics.

According to Gartner, 75% of major supply chain companies will integrate intra-logistic robots into their warehouse operations by 2026. This leap is closer than you might imagine.

Robots have already become an integral part of daily operations in various industries. Have you witnessed the robotic servers in restaurants dutifully clearing away used plates? It will be soon that robots become standard fare in your order-picking process as well.

The Future of Scanning – RFID

RFID Takes the Helm In addition to robotisation, and automation continues to be a hot topic in logistics.

However, the next phase of automation transcends the mere implementation of a Warehouse Management System (WMS) in your warehouse, which is now considered necessary to maintain competitiveness in the logistics arena.

The next frontier in automation revolves around reducing manual tasks even further and enhancing the overall efficiency of supply chain processes. Imagine replacing your warehouse staff’s scanning duties with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

Robotics, RFID, and AI

RFID in your Warehouse

With RFID technology, many facets of your logistics operation can be optimised. Your employees will no longer need to scan each item to track inventory manually.

Instead, with the assistance of RFID, they can walk past a rack with a receiver, and the data seamlessly integrates with your WMS.

RFID can also contribute to the safety of your operations. It allows you to tag not only vehicles but also personnel and resources.

For example, a forklift truck with an RFID transmitter emits a signal. Colleagues working in the same zone wear RFID tags that detect this signal. If a tag (and consequently a person) gets too close to the forklift, the driver receives an immediate warning. Safety and efficiency go hand in hand with RFID. 

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is another technological leap that demands your attention. Recently, we’ve witnessed the practical applications of AI expand in myriad ways. We’ve discussed the new Form Recognition module, which employs AI and Machine Learning to identify incoming documents.

This technology allows 3PL Dynamics to integrate the latest advancements into your logistics processes seamlessly. But AI offers much more in simplifying your daily activities, starting with our new best friend, ChatGPT. 

ChatGPT in Your Logistics Operation 

ChatGPT can assist your logistics team in numerous ways, from historical data-based planning to answering customer queries and automatically generating invoices and labels.

What sets ChatGPT apart is its lightning-fast access to information.

Unlike Google, where you must navigate a labyrinth of websites and advertisements to find the correct information, ChatGPT delivers answers quickly.

Its vast and readily available knowledge makes it an indispensable resource for your logistics operation in this rapidly evolving technological landscape. Embrace these innovations and ensure that your business is ready for the future and leading the way into it.

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