It was recently announced that Walmart will be automating its regional distribution network.
Indeed, through a collaboration with Symbotic, the company aims to modernize and digitize its warehouses and supply chain and providing better and faster services to its customers. Besides, it will also create training opportunities for associates to allow more jobs of the future, increase productivity, and reduce costs.
The new scalable and integrated system will deploy several fully autonomous robots alongside proprietary software to offer better throughput and efficiency. By doing so, it will help reduce the time to unload, sort, and stock freight in the stores.
Automation and digital transformation are transforming the retail industry so as optimize all the processes and deliver better services to customers.