Automation is the creation of technology and its application in order to control and monitor the production and delivery of various goods and services. It performs tasks that were previously performed by humans.
Logistics automation is the application of computer software or automated machinery to improve the efficiency of logistics operations. Typically this refers to operations within a warehouse or distribution center, with broader tasks undertaken by supply chain engineering systems and enterprise resource planning systems.
These labeling, packaging, and sorting, along with all other logistics functioning use automation techniques. There are a lot of logistics who even use automation for their entire cargo functioning.
Because of the automation, the overall productivity of logistics increased up to almost 30%. It has added a lot of value towards revenue generation from these online businesses.
Which gives benefits in Decrease in Costly Errors like wrong data entry, Increase in customer service etc.
E-commerce companies dispatch a million shipments across the globe every day. The companies ensure seamless delivery thanks to robust technology infrastructure in place. And taking its efficiency to the next level are robots. These rectangular objects move on their own and place packages in designated slots with minimal human intervention.
For example e-commerce giants using robotics in there DC (Distribution Center) for doing any work which is very tough. Which can be easily done by the robots. E-commerce giants like Amazon, Alibaba doing there work through automation. Currently, Flipkart also started doing the same in India.
Below check the best example of Automation in top e-commerce companies
For example, Alibaba e-commerce company from China having there own Automated warehouse for doing the work easily. Check how easily they are doing the work in a systematic way.
Amazon is working with the Automated system on there fulfillment center
Not only in America or China in India Flipkart also doing the Automation process on there fulfillment center for the better work.
Ecommerce major Flipkart dispatches a million shipments across the country every day. The Walmart-owned online marketplace ensures seamless delivery thanks to robust technology infrastructure in place. And taking its efficiency to the next level are robots. Flipkart recently introduced robots, or what it calls automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), at its shipment sorting center in Bengaluru. These rectangular objects move on their own and place packages in designated slots with minimal human intervention. At present, Flipkart has around 110 AGVs or “Cobots“, which can sort 4,500 packages every hour, compared to the earlier 500 parcels per hour done manually.
In conclusion, automation in e-commerce is the way of the future. It provides a precise and prompt execution of processes with minimal costs. It also allows for minimized error due to accurate data points triggering further processes. Adopting automation in research, platform, operation, fulfillment, marketing, and data analytics is key to massive scalability that saves time and money, as well as generates more revenue.