Warehouses are using emerging IoT technologies like low-power semiconductors and edge computing chips to keep track of inventory, optimize workflows, and coordinate robot workers.
The e-commerce boom has put unprecedented pressure on the supply chain. Per a Zebra survey, 83% of warehouses plan to expand their shipping volume, raising the stakes even higher.
Even with the advent of warehouse robots, inventory tracking, fleet coordination, and logistics overhead present huge challenges. Warehouse management software and data platforms are gaining traction, but they are limited by the reliability of data collection systems.
Now warehouses are trading traditional methods like barcode scanning and spreadsheets for IoT-driven solutions. With the IoT industry raising a record amount of funding in 2020, more opportunities are likely to arise.