Drones, driverless vehicles, 3-D printing, wearable technology and robotics that will have the largest impact on the supply chain over the next five years is the subject of a study carried out by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Global Supply Chain Institute. Of the technologies, studied robotics will be byfar the greatest potential disrupter over the next five years.
"Robotics have been around for more than 50 years, but they have become dramatically more dynamic in the last five," said Paul Dittmann, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute. "They are no longer stationary, blind, expensive and unintelligent but can work alongside people and learn as jobs change."
The Lang Technik Robotic Systems who are represented in New Zealand by WorthyCAM are a good example of the advances made in automated systems that now make short runs very competitive. And as far as Drones are concerned only have to turn to the TV News to see how footage taken by a Drone enhances the viewing experience.
| A Materials Handling & Logistics release || May 16, 2017 |||