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Swisslog shares automation insights on retail and e-commerce fulfilment

In today's rapidly evolving retail landscape, managing e-commerce and omni-channel fulfilment poses significant challenges. The demand for efficient handling of many SKUs, rising consumer expectations for fast delivery, and labor shortages all point to the need for automation.

Swisslog, a global leader in automation solutions, has released a whitepaper addressing the pivotal role of automation in resolving the complexities of retail, e-commerce, and omni-channel fulfilment. Titled "Using Automation to Solve the Challenges of Retail, E-commerce, and Omni-channel Fulfillment," the comprehensive document sheds light on innovative goods-to-person technologies and their transformative impact on the industry.

The whitepaper explores various automated fulfilment technology options, including mobile robotics, crane based ASRS, cube based ASRS, and shuttle systems. These solutions offer benefits such as maximized storage density, enhanced throughput, and adaptability to dynamic business environments.

One of the key highlights is the emphasis on selecting the right automation technology tailored to specific operational needs. Whether it's mobile robotics for smaller facilities or cube based ASRS for maximum density, expert insight ensures that each solution is meticulously customized for optimal performance.

Furthermore, the whitepaper delves into the critical role of automation control software in orchestrating seamless operations. "As e-commerce continues to reshape the retail landscape, automation has become indispensable for meeting evolving customer expectations and driving operational excellence," said James Sharples, VP Global Business Acceleration & Managing Director, from Swisslog.

"Our whitepaper not only illuminates the transformative potential of automation but also underscores Swisslog's commitment to empowering retailers with cutting-edge solutions tailored to their unique needs."

The release of the whitepaper underscores Swisslog's leadership in driving innovation and thought leadership in the field of automation. Retailers seeking to navigate the complexities of e-commerce and omni-channel fulfilment are invited to download the full whitepaper from our whitepaper downloads page.