Automation tipped to increase

Local News
- 11 Jan 2018 ( #854 ) - Melbourne, Vic
1 min read
TM Insight is tipping automation
TM Insight is tipping automation
Australian supply chain professionals are being urged to prepare for more automation in the year ahead.

Specialist supply chain, property, and project services consultancy firm TM Insight notes that 2017 will be remembered as the year where the proliferation and adoption of automation reached a tipping point, with momentum only set to continue.

The consultancy's latest analysis suggests that automated distribution centres "need to be treated as a symbiotic ecosystem between business operations, building and automated systems".

"You cannot make an informed decision on what system drives the most optimum outcome without the support of a team with experience in developing relevant business strategy, operations, property development, constructability and supply chain. A narrow, singular focus on real estate cannot hope to provide clients with what they need for future success.

"Obviously, labour costs in Australia are higher than many other developed countries and have a significant impact on business cases, but by no means is this the only reason for companies to make decisions to automate parts or all of their operations."

TM Insight observes that there have been some hard lessons learned in recent times by the risks associated with trying to implement a generic process that may have worked in the US or Europe, without enough consideration for local market conditions.
Trew partners with Opex
Trew partners with Opex 22 Feb 2024 - Fairfield, OH, United States - 1 min read
Tompkins Solutions, Soft Robotics team up with grasping tech
Tompkins Solutions, Soft Robotics team up with grasping tech 15 Feb 2024 - Raleigh, NC, United States - 1 min read
Meet Pixmo, the container unloading robot
Meet Pixmo, the container unloading robot 15 Feb 2024 - Fremont, CA, United States - 1 min read
Do you have materials handling news? Submit your news here
Inside The News
Every week I comb through news about forklifts from around the world... Continue reading

We are over the moon to report that Forkliftaction's average web traffic for 2023 grew by a HUGE 58% when compared to 2022.

With our new average of +1,000,000 web visits per month, there's nothing we can't  achieve together in 2024!

To learn how Forkliftaction can support your brand's growth: DOWNLOAD THE MEDIA KIT

Words of support …

Undoubtedly, peer experience plays a crucially important role in our industry and it is extremely valuable for us to be part of the platform, where industry professionals, as well as end users can discuss and learn more about the materials handling world.

Alexandra Artemova, Marketing Specialist - Rocla AGV Solutions

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Focusing on key topics that address the needs of the current market, our industry features are a great way to contribute to the materials handling conversation in 2024.

Share your insights and guidence, and show the community how your products are addressing the unique needs of today's materials handling operators.

Contributor expressions of interest are now open!

Questions? Please reach out

PREMIUM business

Combilift Ltd
Manufactures world class 4-way Handling Solutions

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Inside The News
Every week I comb through news about forklifts from around the world... Continue reading

PREMIUM business

ROYPOW Technology Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer of lithium forklift battery solutions, the global leader in the market of lithium batteries replacing lead acid batteries.

Are you recruiting? Find your ideal candidate among a diverse range of materials handling professionals:

Forkliftaction's JOB MARKET

Tangshan SHENGHANG, the leading manufacturer and OEM supplier of forklift masts, beams, mast assembly, and other steel products will show their innovative offerings at LogiMAT 2024.

Visit us at Hall 10, Stand 10D01.

Download our Company Profile here.