Why material entry into the manufacturing
supply chain is as critical as its departure.
"The entry and flow of goods through a facility are often neglected or overlooked, yet they resemble challenges experienced in the Last Mile. Lessons learned from the Last Mile can be applied to operations inside industrial centers to generate improved productivity. This phenomenon starts at the top of the supply chain."
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About Self-Driving Technology
Traditional industrial "automation" tools such as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and forklifts have large inefficiencies.
Companies employing these outdated automation strategies are increasingly being left behind.
Industry 4.0 introduces self-driving vehicle advancements that allow parallel process automation, kit delivery and more.
Learn more about OTTO, the self-driving vehicle designed to increase throughput in warehouses and industrial centres.
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From the book
As the final step in the supply chain, the Last Mile has always been a focus of improvement: "how do we cut costs? How do we get goods to the customer faster than on-time?" It's predicted that self-driving vehicles will make long-haul transportation fully autonomous and generate a savings of 40% per km in the near future.
But what if these methodologies were applied to indoor logistics? The Last Mile, although paramount to the customer, is only half of the equation. Lessons learned can be identified and applied to transportation that occurs inside a facility, otherwise known as the First Mile, to improve overall productivity in the supply chain.
This eBook will teach you how to improve first mile processes today.
What you'll learn
Introducing the First Mile
Applying Lessons Learned from the Last Mile
Automating the First Mile with Industry 4.0 Technologies
Advantages of Automating the First Mile
How Changes in the First Mile are Possible Today