Goods-to-Person Systems Keep Workers in the Loop
Contrary to the popular belief that robots will replace people, goods-to-person systems move shelves, bins, or totes to workers. They take advantage of human cognitive abilities and dexterity as well as robotic efficiency – as long as planning systems take the throughput of each into account. This session will tackle the best ways to coordinate robots and people.
, vice president of robotics at Körber Supply Chain Software
John drives Körber’s strategy for autonomous mobile robots, warehouse robotics, and its robotics partner network. Santagate ensures that technologies drive customer success and integrate seamlessly with the broader Körber portfolio. Prior to his role at Körber, Santagate acted as consultant in Tata Consultancy Services' Supply Chain Center of Excellence. He was also a leading robotics and supply chain industry analyst at IDC for five years.
William (Bill) Twickler
, vice president of solutions engineering at GXO Logistics
Bill was previously vice president at XPO Logistics, and vice president of engineering (manufacturing and supply chain operations) at Luxottica. Before that, Twickler worked as a plant manager at Consolidated Systems Inc. and a manager at Kaiser Aluminum.
, head of network planning at Stord
Kyle has worked at startups and successful enterprises, providing strategic oversight of operational and financial functions. VanGoethem previously worked at Wagner Logistics, MotionU, and YouthEvents.com.
, Director of Strategic Engagement, Warehouse Solutions, North America
As the director of strategic engagement, warehouse solutions, North America, Andy Lockhart provides Vanderlande’s retail customers – including many of the world’s best-known brands – with the scalable hardware, software, and services to optimize distribution and fulfillment operations. He has extensive experience providing systems for everything from decanting operations to workstation design, automated storage and retrieval, goods-to-person picking, and last-mile deliveries. Prior to joining Vanderlande, Lockhart was a vice president at TGW, where he focused on systems integration, e-commerce, and materials handling systems for the retail industry. He has a master's in electrical engineering from Kings College at the University of London.