Automation

Arming Warehouses with Robotics and Automation

The Canadian supply chain and logistics industry foresees a promising future integrating robotics and automation into their processes. In 2015, the value of Canadian robotics reached $201 million in orders, with an annual growth rate of 32% between 2010 and 2015. With consumer demands for speed and efficiency increasing, the supply chain and logistics industry …

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Where’s the Hype for Automated Trains? – Part 2: Unions & Human Judgement

In this final part, we look into the role unions and the need for human judgement play in keeping trains from being universally automated. In last week’s blog post, we asked why there’s little media excitement around automated trains. We’ll be answering that question today, but first, a quick recap. In the previous post, we …

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Where’s the Hype for Automated Trains? – Part 1: History & Background

Talk of automation is sweeping the transportation industry, but there’s barely a whisper when it comes to automated trains or self-driving trains. The conversation around automation and A.I is nothing new. Since 2010, it seems like every industry headline has to do with a newly tested application for these technologies. This isn’t surprising. The technology …

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The Automation Scare: Old Worries for Many North American Workers

Will Robots be Friend or Foe to Today’s Workers? Many publications condemn how automation will affect workers, but recent studies show it to be a benefit. Twenty years ago, the big scare for many workers was that their job would move overseas. There were several stories during the 1990s and early 2000s of companies moving …

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