Webcast: Robotics Accelerates Retail Digitization

Robots enable retailers to get more data and new insights into their operations, as well as potentially improve efficiency.

Korber Supply Chain and Bastian Solutions are experts in warehouse automation.

Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate e-commerce demand; it also altered consumer expectations of fast and accurate order fulfillment. From unloading trucks and pallets to taking inventory in warehouses and each picking, robots can assist shorthanded operations at each step. Even brick-and-mortar stores can benefit from automation.

In this free webcast, industry experts will discuss how both online and traditional retailers can take advantage of automation as peak season approaches. They will also discuss the importance of collecting and analyzing data to provide timely and actionable insights.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2022

Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT

Retailers, hotels, and restaurants are increasingly deploying robots for cleaning, materials handling, and customer service. With labor shortages and tight margins, attendees of this Robotics 24/7 Roundtable can learn how to maximize the value of data, product, and software-defined supply chains. 

Topics to be covered will include:

  • How to identify where robotics can add value to existing processes
  • Why robot vendors have specialized to serve different applications
  • How much data is enough?
  • Inventory management with mobile robots and sensors
  • Connecting automation to enterprise systems
  • Customer-facing robots – more than a novelty?

Registrants can submit questions now or ask them during the live broadcast.

About the speakers

John Santagate, Korber

John Santagate
Vice president, robotics
Körber Supply Chain Software

Santagate drives Körber Supply Chain Software's strategy for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), warehouse robotics, and its 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.

Stephen Hogg, Bastian Solutions

Steven Hogg
Applications manager for robotics
Bastian Solutions Inc.

Hogg helps lead Bastian Solutions' robotics and automation for picking, packing, palletizing, machine tending, turnkey options, and more. He has a Bachelor of Science in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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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Korber Supply Chain and Bastian Solutions are experts in warehouse automation.


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