GXO Deploys Most Technology in Its History
Following record year of customer sales wins, technology deployments in
Robotics and collaborative robots help optimize operations, reduce costs, improve safety during busiest time of year for logistics industry
“GXO is deploying more automation and robotics than ever because the benefits they deliver are game-changing for our customers and our team members,” said
GXO’s focus on continuous improvement through the application of new technologies is helping the company gain market share and strengthen its partnerships with many of the world’s leading brands.
Technology plays a significant role in making the work experience more rewarding for team members, enabling professional advancement, higher satisfaction and improved talent retention. Collaborative robots (“cobots”), goods-to-person robots and wearable scanners also ease the physical demands of work while reducing training time, in some cases by 80 percent.
GXO is also using technology — from machines that reduce waste by tailoring cardboard packaging to sophisticated software that optimizes inventory — to help customers achieve environmental goals.
“As growth in the working-age population declines and the capabilities and cost-effectiveness of automation rapidly improve, the ‘roboconomy’ will continue to accelerate,” added Sakharkar. “Across our business, we’re working with more and more customers to apply technology that enables greater precision in inventory management and improves speed and accuracy in order fulfilment because we see the potential to realize substantial cost-savings through automation and gain a competitive edge through the customization GXO provides.”
With more than 30 percent of its revenue from automated sites, versus 5 percent for the industry, GXO is a leader in providing customized, innovative automated warehouse solutions. As part of its commitment to leading the logistics industry in the innovative use of technology and automation, GXO recently partnered with Sente Foundry, a
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Source: GXO Logistics