Is Warehouse Automation Worth It?

Is Warehouse Automation Worth It?

  Automating a warehouse addresses many looming challenges — notably an aging workforce — but the  multi-million-dollar price tag may still be hard to justify.

Spending millions of dollars on a single technology application would give any chief executive officer pause, especially CEOs running margin-challenged grocery operations. But should food retailers take a closer look at what warehouse automation — one of the most massive technology investments out there — can do for their business?

Thirty or forty years ago, when automation in distribution centers first emerged, the answer would probably have been no. But these days a conflu

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