High Manufacturing Labor Expenses Drives Solution Answered by Seegrid AGV Automation
Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2014 -- Research shows labor accounts for 65% of the operating costs in the warehouse. Twenty percent of warehouse workers describe themselves as “disengaged” from a process that depends on their skilled labor to store, stock, ship, and receive inventory to/from customers.
Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com), global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), designs, engineers, and manufactures AGVs for the materials handling industry to operate with simplicity, flexibility and affordability. The company’s state-of-the-art navigation technology requires no infrastructure for navigation—no wires, lasers, tapes, or magnets. Seegrid vision-guided AGVs are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments.
Scott Stone, Advertising & E-Business Manager at Cisco-Eagle, discussed solutions to upcoming manufacturing skills shortage in Seegrid’s company blog. Stone referred to the recent Accenture Report, “Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for U.S. Manufacturing.” According to the report, more than 80% of manufacturers surveyed report a moderate to severe shortage in highly skilled manufacturing resources. Accenture noted that the concern is even more pressing considering a large portion of the skilled manufacturing workforce is approaching retirement age.
Stone noted, “Fortunately, industrial automation products such as those offered by Seegrid can help defray the rising costs of labor and provide precise, efficient solutions to meet a variety of warehouse needs.”
“As a distributor of Seegrid automated guided vehicles, Cisco-Eagle believes that automated solutions are the answer to increasingly high labor costs and scarce and inconsistent skilled worker availability. Automation offers key benefits to manufacturers,” shared Stone.
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Creating economic and operational advantages, robotic pallet trucks, tow tractors, and walkie stackers optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing labor and operating costs. Seegrid AGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.
Maximize the efficiency and productivity of vision-guided AGVs by utilizing Seegrid Supervisor, a network appliance connecting, monitoring, and controlling a fleet of AGVs within your operation.
Guided by Seegrid® partnerships with leading global industrial truck manufacturers provide businesses with a choice when selecting a brand of robotic vision-guided AGVs. Seegrid and Guided by Seegrid products are available in North America and Europe.
Recent acknowledgements include a 2014 Edison Award, Manufacturer of the Year award, and chosen as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Seegrid was named to the list of Fast Company 50 Most Innovative Companies and Top 10 Most Innovative Robotic Companies 2013.