Helpers and Hindrances in Automating the Supply Chain

The labor shortage has impacted nearly every industry, especially within the supply chain, where open warehousing and transportation positions are going largely unfilled. This, coupled with interruptions in the supply chain and an increased demand for direct-to-consumer commerce channels, is driving the need for automation innovation.

However, concerns about budget and return on investment, as well as a lack of awareness regarding how automation can be implemented, prevent the widespread adoption of revolutionary tools and technologies. Here are some of the factors driving more investment in supply chain automation as well as issues that may be holding some companies back.

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