LISTEN TO WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION EXPERT

John Santagate

SUPPLY CHAINS ARE NO LONGER CONSTRAINED TO LARGE SCALE, FIXED AUTOMATION PROJECTS
John Santagate, research director at IDC, explains how modern robotics is enabling flexible automation

 

MODERN ROBOTICS ENABLING FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION
Wednesday, May 22
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m
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Companies looking to deploy automation within their supply chain need no longer be constrained by large scale, fixed automation projects. Innovators in the field of robotics have delivered applications that can be deployed on demand and as a service, helping companies achieve the benefits of automation without the high cost and disruptive deployment typically associated with fixed automation.


This session will explore what robots are capable of today and how they align with the needs of today’s supply chain, and it will highlight the benefits that those who have deployed robotics in their operations have achieved.

About John Santagate

John Santagate is research director at IDC and is responsible for the commercial service robotics market. His core research coverage includes market trends and forecasts for service robotics, business process evolution through the use of commercial service robots and the integration of robotics into business processes and business IT architecture. Before joining IDC, John spent several years as a domain consultant at Tata Consultancy Services Supply Chain Center of Excellence, where he worked with leading manufacturing organizations to design and implement transformational supply chain strategies.


John holds an M.B.A. from Rutgers, with a concentration in supply chain management, and a B.A. from The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, with a double concentration in finance and management.