From multilingual voice-picking and augmented reality to specialized robots, revolutionary technologies are changing picking practices.
Multilingual voice controls, the Internet of Things (IoT) and emerging technologies are adding new efficiencies to the modern warehouse in a climate of rising costs, according to a new JLL report.
Even as operators introduce more warehouse technology, many are also adding employee quality-of-life enhancements to counteract labor shortages.
“Technology is transforming every aspect of the warehouse—from tracking inventory to product picking—to get goods in and out as quickly and cost-effectively as possible,” said Rick Steger, national Industrial Project Management lead, JLL. “As operators face rising costs and a shrinking inventory of prime land, the continued demand for space and labor is spurring innovation that now defines how warehouses are being built.”