Labor Shortages

Withstand the labor shortage perfect storm

Material handling robotics and automation are the only viable option looking to address critical labor shortages and optimize their operations to handle surging customer orders.

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The Problem

Labor shortages are crippling your operations

Increased wages and a shortage of skilled labor have crippled supply chains over the past few years. A swirling mass of trends have converged producing an unprecedented crisis for companies looking to stay competitive and profitable.

490K

job openings in warehousing and transportation

20%+

e-commerce as a % of retail sales in 2022, and growing

4.5M

people quit their jobs in the great resignation in 2021

2034

the year that U.S. adults aged 65+ > children under 18

Automation to the rescue

Automation is your workers’ best friend

You can no longer rely on inexpensive, abundant labor in your operations. Automation within warehouse and factory environments are the only viable option for companies looking to address critical labor shortages and optimize their operations to handle surging customer orders and complexity.

Supplements Labor

Robots supplement understaffed, underperforming operations

Reduces Training Time

Automation combats employee turnover and reduces training time

Lower Operating Costs

As worker wages continue to rise, the marginal cost of automation continues to fall

Increased Flexibility

Automation combats employee turnover and reduces training time

Improved Efficiency

Optimized routes, smart integration with WMS, operate longer hours

Scalability

Automation grows with your operations

White Paper

Robots to the rescue

Flexible robotics and automation solutions can achieve both operational efficiency and address critical labor issues for warehouses and manufacturing environments.

In every period where robot sales went up, unemployment went down in the U.S. So it doesn’t look like a job killer. It doesn’t act like a job killer. Because it is not a job killer.
Association for Advancing Automation
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Other catalysts for automation

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