Benefits of agile automation systems for ME
According to Gartner, revenue growth, digital transformation, and customer focus are the top strategic business priorities for retail CIOs in 2018. While mobile technology has fundamentally changed how consumers shop and buy online, consumers also expect retailers to connect their physical and digital storefronts seamlessly in order to provide the best retail experience. Globally, retail e-commerce is expected to increase to 14.6% of total retail, with a market volume of more than $4 trillion (eMarketer, 2016).
Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East commented, “We are committed to continue supporting Middle Eastern retail and e-commerce companies, when it comes to warehouse automation to help them achieve fast product delivery, high accuracy, and efficient operations. With some online retailers offering free delivery on e-commerce orders, it’s becoming clear that the future belongs to organisations that have the flexibility to adapt to how consumers prioritise choice, speed and convenience. Swisslog’s technology solutions like AutoStore or CarryPick address these challenges and provide retail chains with functionalities such as split case picking and fast turnaround times. With our industry 4.0 and robotics solutions we help our clients be ready for the challenges of tomorrow.”
At the exhibition, Swisslog will demonstrate its full suite of solutions including automated high bay warehousing and goods-to-person systems that decrease the error ratios by utilising less manpower while managing daily fluctuations in demand in a more flexible and cost-efficient way.
Roland Martin, Global Market Leader Retail and E-Commerce at Swisslog Logistics Automation will also present on the importance of increasing efficiency with data-driven and robotic warehousing. The presentation will take place on the first day of the expo and will cover topics including fast and accurate delivery of orders, driving personalisation, employee and warehouse productivity and software as a key driver for logistics automation to cater to the high pick volumes of the retail industry.
During his second presentation, Roland Martin will also cover case studies of warehouse efficiency with automation from leading retailers including dm Drogerie-Markt Germany, Sportamore Nordics and the German organic food brand, Alnatura.
Brands and retailers visiting the event can expect to find the latest solutions they need for both their physical and online stores. Swisslog’s senior management will be available to discuss retail automation solutions at Stand E-V31 in Hall 7-8, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.