The Future of Warehousing: Exploring Automation and Robotics with DHL

Martijn Graat
Martijn Graat

Does Logistics Matter? Answering YES to that question in this episode is Brian Gaunt, Vice President of Accelerated Digitalization at DHL Supply Chain. Brian and I spoke about the latest developments in automation and robotics, the benefits of using robotics in the warehouse, and its impact on warehouse workers.

The World of Warehousing is Changing Fast

In recent years, it seems like automation and robotics are moving at lightspeed. Innovations are being launched left and right. Robots are getting smarter and more sophisticated and can handle an increasing number of challenges. The impact on the warehouse is big because more jobs can now be automated, and the efficiency of warehouse operations can be increased even more.

Brian discusses how DHL is using automation and robotics to increase the efficiency of its warehouse operations. He talks about the positive impact they have on the workforce. Inserting robots into the warehouse processes has led to higher job satisfaction, lower turnover, and new opportunities for workers to collaborate with robots and learn technical skills. Robots do the tedious standard work, while their human counterparts can focus on the exceptions, which are more challenging and more fulfilling to work on.

If you want to learn more about this, listen to the podcast via the player below or wherever you get your podcasts.

DHL Speaking at Manifest

If you want to learn about how DHL is leveraging digitalization to increase efficiency and profitability for their customers, you should go see Sally Miller, Global Digital Transformation Officer at DHL Supply Chain, in Las Vegas. She will speak at Manifest on February 6, about supply chain digitalization. From continuously applying the optimal balance of human, robotic, and automated resources within the four walls of distribution centers to coordinating and synchronizing all activities across the entire supply chain network. For more information and a 200 dollar discount on tickets to Manifest 2024 visit

This episode was sponsored by Manifest.

Manifest brings together the most comprehensive ecosystem of those innovating and transforming end-to-end supply chain and logistics. Visit Manifest Vegas February 5, 6, and 7 in Las Vegas, and experience unprecedented access to the people and technologies changing the way the world moves. For more information, visit

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