Automation in logistics - why is it important?

Nowadays, the automation of work processes no longer takes place only in production, but also in many other segments such as logistics. The aim of automation is to increase efficiency and productivity and to be able to improve process quality. Along with digitization, information can thus be made available ever more quickly.

Examples of automated logistics areas

Automation is not possible in all areas - at least not yet. However, there are certain areas in which work processes have already been partially or even fully automated or are moving in that direction.

These areas are largely in warehouse logistics. This is because the same workflows always take place in these processes.

These include:

  • The goods receipt with automatic unloading
  • The goods issue with automatic palletizing, foiling and loading
  • The automatic warehousing (fully automated storage systems, e.g. small parts warehouse).
  • Automatic picking or semi-automatic picking support (pick by light, pick by voice)


Logistik-Lexikon Automatisierung

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