Supply Chain Management / Industrial Robotics

Giving manufacturers a high-tech safeguard

By Crain's Cleveland Business

Sep 19, 2017

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Automotive suppliers have a problem.

Yes, there is the uncertainty surrounding renegotiation of NAFTA and unrelenting increases in raw material costs. But this problem has to do with boxes or, more specifically, returnable shipping containers that are, well, not returned.

Last month, Surgere announced the commercial launch of a robot designed to take some of the sting out of reusable containers. The robot itself, an autonomous mobile unit, is produced by Fetch Robotics of San Jose, Calif., which creates a range of robotic machines that roam warehouse floors helping human workers locate and pull products.

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