When business leaders are making logistics technology investment decisions, they seek project targets for efficiency, productivity, schedule and budget. Often constrained by time and resources, they have little appetite to be consumed or distracted by numerous advertised options and the “bright shiny toy” syndrome that can quickly absorb budget and schedule. Competitive advantage must be grasped when it is on offer and the time between decision and execution of technology investments is considered a risk to your competitive advantage.
AML Advisory has witnessed a dramatic surge in interest by a variety of industry sectors seeking to take advantage of this technology across their logistics operations. No longer are businesses scared of pursuing this type of technology and actively want to know how to effectively introduce this technology into their workplace operations.
Drones and Robots
Two of the most significant benefits for the utilisation of drones and robots include:
- Timely business operations intelligence gathering,
- Reduction or elimination of risks to people working in one of the three D’s environments. This is those environments that are Dull, Dirty and Dangerous.
The proliferation of information and data means existing business must move fast to avoid losing out to their competitors who will be early adopters of this technology.
In terms of drones, the real benefits exist in taking the data, processing, analysing, interpreting the results, and applying it to improve existing business operations. This also means that it requires the right people (e.g. technology specialists and data analysts) on board to realise the benefits.
In terms of robots, the real benefits exist in analysing existing processes, optimising their workflows, automating physical and data operations, consistently monitoring via IoT sensors, dynamically planning and implementing pro-active/preventative (as opposed to reactive) maintenance to ensure business continuity 24x7.
Is your business looking to apply this technology to your operations? With the pace of technology evolution only increasing, are you ready to meet with a representative from AML to discuss your way ahead.