DHL recently discovered that 80% of their warehouses still use manual labor with no
automation efforts. They viewed this as a golden opportunity to be more efficient in
their warehouses that are involved in their current logistics network.
DHL’s Idea was to hire our friends, Baxter, and Sawyer, to improve their efficiency and
raise their ROI. While it’s still early in the adoption of both Baxter and Sawyer, being able
to teach and train any number of actions will improve their warehouse productivity,
obviously an appealing concept for DHL and their bottom-line.
DHL plans to re-organize their processes in a way that can allow for more collaboration
between the robots and the humans already employed. The added value of being able to
free up an individual from the extremely labor intensive tasks and enabling them to work
in more important parts of their warehouses will add to overall employee well-being.
The project has been met with curiosity from DHL’s customers. With this interest, DHL
is in a unique position to demonstrate the capabilities of collaborative robots like Baxter
and Sawyer. They believe collaborative robots are the path forward in logistics and want
their customers to also incorporate such methods.
To learn more about DHL’s efforts read their full article on the subject HERE.
To read more about collaborative robots like Sawyer click HERE.