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Material Handling Automation in Industrial Manufacturing

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Actionable Benefits

  • Understand the market and economic drivers pushing the automation of material handling.
  • Understand the different use-cases for robots in material handling, from pallet stacking to conveyance to mobile manipulation.
  • What are the technology developments powering material handling automation forward? 

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the biggest challenges facing automated material handling?
  • What are the different types of mobile robots for automated material handling?
  • Who are the most innovative companies in the automated material handling space?

Research Highlights

  • Breakdown of forklift OEMs by shipments and revenue.
  • A granular breakdown of 12 Mobile Robot vendors.
  • Granular taxonomy for mobile robot subtypes.

Who Should Read This?

  • Roboticists interested in selling to manufacturers.
  • Material handling OEMs and System Integrators.
  • Investors and Government organizations.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. MOBILE ROBOT ECOSYSTEM FOR MATERIAL HANDLING

2.1. Types of Robots for Material Handling Automation
2.2. AMRs over Fixed Infrastructure

3. MANUFACTURING

3.1. Drivers of AMRs in Manufacturing
3.2. Islands to Networks
3.3. Processes to Automate

4. FULFILLMENT

4.1. Fulfillment Structure
4.2. From Person-to-Goods to Goods-to-Person
4.3. e-Commerce
4.4. The Long Tail and the Proposition for Mobile Manipulation

5. DEPLOYMENT AND OPERATIONS

5.1. Evaluation and Simulation
5.2. Installation
5.3. Operations

6. MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

6.1. The Data Analytics Value Chain
6.2. AMR Infrastructure
6.3. Fleet Management Systems

7. CHALLENGES

7.1. COVID-19
7.2. Initial Expense
7.3. Need for Reliable Partners
7.4. Reducing Total Lifetime Cost
7.5. Scalability
7.6. Training
7.7. Ergonomics and Human Machine Interaction
7.8. Unquantifiable ROI

8. PLAYERS

8.1. AMR Developers
8.2. Material Handling Manufacturers

9. RECOMENDATIONS