Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are making their initial forays into warehouse operations. The expected outcome: DCs able to respond dynamically to current supply chain conditions instead of pre-set rules. Look for newfound flexibility and an ability to respond to specific customer demands.
By Gary Forger
Talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the warehouse, and the room can get quiet very quickly. Are we at that point already? Are these next-generation technologies for real in the warehouse or just a talking point from some “visionary?”
Quite simply, yes, we are at the point where AI and IoT are real for the warehouse. Both are powerful new tools that better enable warehouse and distribution center activities to keep pace with rapidly shifting supply chain dynamics.