Aethon Delivers Business Value Automating Hospital Delivery Tasks, Expanding Into Additional Markets

Advancements in automation and robotics technologies make it possible for businesses to operate in wholly new ways to drive down costs and optimize performance. As a result, corporate executives are demanding that companies increase their level of automation whenever possible, for all manner of applications, using whatever technologies that make business and technical sense, and provide real value. This would include automating logistics tasks such as the delivery of goods, supplies and materials within a facility using intelligent mobile robots.

Pittsburgh-based, Aethon Inc. provides a field proven, transportation, delivery and tracking solution that utilizes autonomous mobile robots, along with a very compelling value proposition. The company has found much success in the healthcare market, which is still a greenfield opportunity for the Aethon’s solutions. Aethon is the marketshare and mindshare leader among robotic hospital logistics automation solution providers. The company is currently engaged in pursuing new markets outside of healthcare, specifically the manufacturing and warehouse/distribution sectors.

This report examines Aethon’s automated delivery solution, both in terms of its functional capabilities, as well as the business benefits that result from utilizing the technology. With regards to the latter, the healthcare, manufacturing and warehouse/distribution sectors will be emphasized.

Table of Contents

  • 1. KEY FINDINGS
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
  • 3. AUTOMATING INDOOR LOGISTICS SERVICES
  • 4. TUGS TRANSPORT AND DELIVER
    • 4.1. Aethon's Healthcare Value Proposition
    • 4.2. The TUG Platform
  • 5. ASSET TRACKING AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
    • 5.1. MedEx
    • 5.2. MedEx TubeSafe
    • 5.3. MedEx TraySafe
  • 6. MONITORING AND SUPPORT: THE CLOUD COMMAND CENTER
  • 7. BUSINESS MODEL
    • 7.1. Investment
  • 8. ADDITIONAL MARKETS
    • 8.1. Manufacturing
    • 8.2. Warehouses and Distribution Centers
    • 8.3. Other Sectors
  • 9. COMPETITORS
    • 9.1. Swisslog
    • 9.2. Vecna
    • 9.3. Adept
  • 10. GUIDANCE
    • 10.1. Guidance for End Users
    • 10.2. Guidance for Solution Providers
    • 10.3. Guidance for Service Providers
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Research Information

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Publish Date
4Q 2015
Code
AN-2235
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
14