Our very own Norm Saenz and Don Derewecki were quoted in a recent Logistics Management article about their 2023 Warehouse/DC Equipment Survey. The results of the survey showed that while overall spending is down 7%, there is still strong interest in automation and voice-directed solutions. Norm and Don noted that ongoing issues in the labor market are likely driving these interests.
Norm Saenz, managing director and partner with St. Onge Company, a supply chain engineering and logistics consulting firm, who reviewed the survey findings along with his colleague Donald Derewecki, senior consultant with St. Onge, sees a slightly more conservative approach to spending this year, but also sees high interest in targeted solutions, especially for automated systems and supporting information systems (IS) and software.
“There is a more cautious approach reflected in these findings, but at the same time, there isn’t a slowdown in interest and consideration of automation like goods-to-person solutions,” says Saenz. “Issues like the labor market remain a major concern, so managers know they need to continue to automate, but they’re looking at careful use applications like AMRs or robotic depalletizing and palletizing that they can plug in and make a huge impact on their operations.”
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