Webcast: Evaluating Automation for Retail and E-Commerce

There is a wide variety of robots for picking, placing, packaging, and more, and this free webcast will help retailers find the best ones.

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Robots can support multiple links in the retail supply chain.
In this Robotics 24/7 Roundtable, attendees can hear from e-commerce, retail, and omnichannel experts on best practices for selecting and using a variety of robots.

With the holiday rush upon us, both brick-and-mortar and online retailers are already looking ahead to next year. In addition, business-to-business supply chains can also benefit from digitization and robotics.

In this free webcast, the panelists will discuss the key considerations in adopting or adding hardware and software automation to existing operations. They include physical space constraints, the types of inventory, and the variability of throughput and returns.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT

Careful selection of enabling technologies, process understanding, and agile change management are essential to successful deployments for retailers big and small. The expert speakers in this Robotics 24/7 Roundtable will discuss the following topics:

  • Storage density and rapid order fulfillment
  • Maximizing the value and retention of human associates with robots
  • Goods-to-person and person-to-goods picking systems
  • Automation to enable more reactive and resilient supply chains
  • Where automation alone isn’t sufficient
  • Software to orchestrate both robots and people

Registrants can submit questions now or during the live broadcast, which will be available on demand after Nov. 2.

About the speakers

John Santagate, Körber

John Santagate
Vice president of robotics
Körber Supply Chain Software

Santagate leads Körber Supply Chain Software as the vice prsident of robotics. He drives the strategy for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). warehouse robotics, and the robotics partner network.

As a key component of Körber’s end-to-end solutions, Santagate ensures that technologies drive customer success and integrate seamlessly with the broader Körber portfolio. Solving complex challenges and opening new opportunities through technology and innovation, Santagate spent his career in supply chain making his customers the most efficient and profitable businesses in their industries.

Prior to his role at Körber, Santagate acted as consultant to industry-leading organizations to transform their supply chains with Tata Consultancy Services in the Supply Chain Center of Excellence. He was also a leading robotics and supply chain industry analyst at IDC for five years, where he focused on market trends, forecasts, and thought leadership for supply chain robotics and business process evolution.

In addition to his role at Körber, Santagate is an adjunct instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where he teaches a course on supply chain and logistics.

Anu Saha, Covariant

Anu Saha
Head of product marketing

Leading the product marketing efforts at Covariant, Anu Saha helps retailers and their logistics partners better understand how AI robotics can increase efficiency and reduce labor challenges in their intralogistics operations. He helps them discover how robots powered by the Covariant Brain can automate previously manual piece-picking operations in warehouses and fulfillment centers.

Previously, Saha was involved in controls, automation, and robotics at National Instruments, where he helped with the adoption of graphical programming for academic research and STEM initiatives such as FIRST. He also helped establish product management and product marketing at DISCO, a leading AI-powered legal technology company.

Eugene Demaitre, Robotics 24/7

Moderator: Eugene Demaitre
Editorial Director
Robotics 24/7, Peerless Media LLC

Demaitre is editorial director of Robotics 24/7. Prior to joining Peerless Media, he was a senior editor at other robotics publications. Demaitre has decades of experience in business-to-business, online technology coverage and has participated in numerous robotics-related webinars, podcasts, and conferences worldwide.

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