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.