Today, more than 80 percent of the warehouses have no automation whatsoever. A staggering number want automation and understand the benefits but are unsure how to adopt the available technology.
There can be several reasons why companies may be resistant to implementing autonomous robots in their facilities. Here are 6 of the most common factors:
It's worth noting that while there may be resistance, many companies are actively exploring and implementing autonomous robots where they see clear benefits. As the technology continues to evolve and demonstrate its value, more companies overcome these challenges and move forward with automation. Often, it's the very first step that prevents companies from starting their automation adoption journey.
To overcome resistance to implementing autonomous robots in their facilities, companies can take several steps:
By addressing these factors and taking proactive measures, companies can overcome resistance and successfully implement autonomous robots in their facilities while maximizing the benefits they offer.
At MuL Technologies, we work extremely hard to design products that overcome many of these points of resistance. MARC robotic carts were designed to be extremely simple - we guarantee that MARC can be used within 10 minutes of receipt without any facility accommodations or software needed. MARC is a great point of entry for the adoption of automation - people view our products as a tool, not a replacement. While it's true that the time saved by using MARC means a company needs fewer associate hours, the real benefits are to make people more efficient and increase their job satisfaction. These benefits have been noticed by many of our customers.
MARC is also extremely cost effective. With completely transparent pricing and no recurring fees, MARC is easy to order, simple to set up and has the fastest ROI.