AI-Enabled Logistics and warehouse automation for e-commerce SMBs — Episodes 11–15

Vlog series AI-Enabled Logistics and warehouse automation for e-commerce SMBs — Episodes 11-15

Summary

  • AI and computer vision is revolutionizing logistics, warehouse automation, and supply chain industry verticals.
  • The Vlog series — AI-enabled Logistics and warehouse automation hosted by Alphonse Raj David Saloman, Product Manager, VisAI Labs will help demystify the latest advancements in the market and give you insights into the field.
  • If you want to consume the videos as and when they are released, follow Alphonse on Linkedin. He will be releasing the 50 episode vlog series one every weekday at 9:00 AM EST between June 1st 2021 to August 31st 2021.

Introduction

The exponential growth of eCommerce has resulted in an overflow of online orders. For many eCommerce SMBs today, automation simply means moving paper-based processes to digital. However, it is not as simple as it appears. To covert the traditional working pattern to digital, the warehouse owners must analyse the pain spots and figure out an ideal solution that best fits the warehouse to streamline operational efficiency effectively.
But what would the ideal warehouse solutions entail? This is the point at which AI-based automation enters the picture.
At present, the eCommerce SMB sectors are participating in a fast-paced rush to restructure their working patterns by adopting AI-driven warehouse solutions. With this understanding, VisAI labs have launched a vlog series, “AI-Enabled Logistics and warehouse automation for e-commerce SMBs” to explain how AI is poised to revolutionize logistics and warehouse automation, focusing on the eCommerce sector.

In this listicles, we cover the next five videos (episodes 11 to 15), incorporating the key takeaways and the relevant links for each. In addition, you can also read our previous blog that covered the last five episodes

Episode 11: How to build an effective supply chain for the logistics and warehouse industry?

Ever discovered how intricate it would be to build a robust supply chain in the logistics and warehouse industry?
In the recent decade, the eCommerce industry has undergone phenomenal transformations. Several brick-and-mortar stores have stepped into the digital platform as there is tremendous hype in online shopping. To put it in another way, these web-based portals offer a variety of promotions, like flash and clearance sales, as well as free shipping to entice users to take advantage of the digital platform.
However, the hype has pushed several warehouse and logistics owners to complete their fulfilment within a specified deadline, which is impossible to do using traditional working methods.
In this logistics insight video series, Alphonse has filled a gap providing valuable tips to build a reliable supply chain for logistics and warehouse sectors effectively.

Episode 12: Important consideration to keep in mind while building an effective supply chain in the warehouse

In your opinion, is it still feasible for the fast-growing eCommerce industry to generate higher revenue with a traditional supply chain?
Developing an agile supply chain requires a strategic plan, and it is nothing more than a framework for keeping an operating plan on track to achieve specific workplace goals. As a result, the supply chain industry is seeking ways to improve the working patterns and reduce operating expenses in warehouses and logistics centres.
For this, they need to zoom in on some pain spots that need improvement to accelerate operational efficiencies. This involves identifying time-consuming and iterative activities, tasks that can be automated, and factors that drive costs the most. By analysing and improving these pain areas, we can successfully boost the supply chain in logistics and warehouse firms.
This logistics insight video series presents a compelling hint and factors to keep in mind while constructing a robust supply chain for the logistics and warehouse industry.

Episode 13: Why is it a “NOW” moment for warehouse modernisation?

If you continue to follow traditional warehouse operating patterns, can you still accomplish last-mile deliveries efficiently?
With the advent of eCommerce, several industries have now understood that digitalisation is the only route to the future. With online sales gaining colossal traction worldwide, many logistics and warehouse industries remodelled their working prototypes.
However, logistics and warehouse operators must compete with each other due to the influx of web-based shopping. Nevertheless, this is impossible with traditional functionality, which is time-consuming and prone to errors. So the logistics and warehouse sectors should bring in automation to lessen the monotonous or tedious tasks and assign the other exciting functions to the warehouse associates.
Alphonse will use his logistics insight to bridge ideation for optimising warehouse operations to complete the order fulfilment process in this video.

Episode 14: How is automated parcel dimensioning systems aids logistics and warehouse firms?

Is it still the case that warehouses and logistics centres are vying to adopt automated parcel dimensioning systems?
There has been a phenomenal increase in the popularity of online shopping in the past several years, and it is expected to increase further in the near future. However, when most people expect same-day or one-day delivery, they are unaware of how logistics and warehouse owners need to speed up the operation to complete the order-fulfilment process in a timely fashion. As a result, sticking to conventional working paradigms would prove problematic, so the organisation needs to figure out which process consumes the most time for the warehouse associate to complete.

In the light of this, the term dimensioning plays a paramount role in the warehouse industry, and by following the traditional dimensioning method, we cannot meet the customer demands on time. Due to this concern, several logistics and warehouse companies have implemented automated parcel dimensioning systems to quickly determine the dimensions of pallets or parcels of varying sizes.

Our logistics insight video series sheds light on how automated parcel dimensioning systems have gained traction among warehouses and logistics firms and their benefits.

Episode 15: Six ways dimensioning specialists can transform warehouses and logistics centres.

Are you having a hard time collaborating with a dimensioning expert to transform warehouses and logistics centres?
eCommerce is becoming the new norm as online shopping grows in popularity. However, for logistics and warehouse managers, delivering products efficiently and on time has become a nightmare, as they must guarantee that goods delivered to clients’ doorsteps arrive on time and without damage. In order to increase warehouse efficiency, logistic service providers are increasingly joining forces with dimensioning experts. As a result, warehouses can benefit from dimensioning service in increasing profitability, lowering costs, and augmenting efficiency.
Here we provide you with an insight into how logistics experts can help warehouses and logistics centres shift gears.

Conclusion

In the meantime, stay tuned for the next round of AI-enabled logistics insights articles. To keep up with the episodes in real-time, follow VisAI Labs Product Manager Alphonse Raj David Saloman on Linkedin VisAI Labs, on Linkedin.

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