Staff shortages increasing interest in warehouse automation


 

Warehouse staff shortages are fuelling interest in automation, artificial intelligence and robotics, according to warehousing industry experts. Rob Fisher, event director of the IMHX 2019 show, said that the logistics industry can no longer rely on simply increasing the labour force to service new contracts. “A combination of falling unemployment levels, minimum wage rises and, potentially, reduced access to migrant workers in the post-Brexit UK, has changed the cost equation. As a result, 
automation has stepped into 
the economic justification […]