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 […]
May 31, 2017 Carol Millett
US firm Dematic has confirmed its commitment to the UK and North European market with the opening of its new head office in Oxfordshire.