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Supply Chain Briefing: Robotics Brings Productivity to the Supply Chain and Speeds Last-Mile Delivery

Executive Summary

In our weekly Supply Chain Briefing series, we discuss how technology is transforming the various stages of the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales.

This report discusses robotics, a technology used extensively in supply chain in a variety of industries.

  • Global spending on robotics and drones is estimated to grow from $115.7 billion in 2019 to $210.3 billion by 2022, according to market intelligence company International Data Corporation.
  • Companies use robotics to enhance productivity at various stages of the supply chain.
  • Robotics have various applications in the retail and apparel industries.

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