Navigating Automation Trends in Material Handling

January 29, 2024

In this episode of “On Time In Full,” host Gabrielle Bejarano and guest JJ Phelan, Principal Solutions Consultant at Designed Conveyor Systems, dive deep into the current and future impacts of automation on material handling. The conversation covers how DCS is leading the charge in integrating cutting-edge technologies to streamline operations and address the pressing challenges in the industry.

Main Points of the Conversation:

  • The pivotal role of AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robots) and GTP (Goods to Person) solutions in addressing the labor shortage and increasing warehouse efficiency.
  • The potential and limitations of generative AI and machine learning in enhancing warehouse management systems for improved inventory management and order fulfillment.
  • The strategic approach of DCS in deploying automated solutions and their real-time adaptation in the face of industry hesitance and investment concerns.

About the Guest:

JJ Phelan comes with over two decades of experience in material handling, enriched by a prior nine-year tenure in the Navy. His extensive background spans service management, engineering, and leadership roles across various system integrators, with his current focus on developing front-end solutions for DCS’s clientele.

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