According to the 2023 Gartner Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies report, “By 2027, over 75% of companies will have adopted some form of cyber-physical automation within their warehouse operations.” The report further mentions that, “As companies expand their use of robotics, most will eventually have heterogeneous fleets of robots from different vendors performing various tasks, which will require standardized software that can easily integrate to a variety of agents and robot platforms. These solutions will assign work to the right robots based on the characteristics of immediate and prioritized tasks and communicate with other types of automation (agents) like door or elevator controls.”
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“As robot fleets expand, companies will have to transition management practices from a focus on people to a focus on automation design, which will drive the need for these types of solutions. As robots assume more responsibility for process execution, the process changes can be dramatic. Work assignment processes, which were largely built for people, will need to be completely redesigned. As robotic fleets become more heterogeneous, coordinating work between robot platforms becomes more difficult while important.”
– Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023
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