Market’s response to pandemic spurs economic growth and investment

Shreveport will be the home of Amazon’s first robotics distribution center in the state. Companies such as Amazon lend a great example of a response to a market shift brought on by the pandemic. Increased ecommerce activity has caused retailers alike to turn to the use of robotic logistic technology in order to meet consumer demand. With no slowdown in sight, total ecommerce sales from 2018 are anticipated to increase 70 percent by 2022, according to research from eMarketer.

Implementation of robotic and AI technology in these state-of-the-art distribution facilities help to provide many benefits within the transportation and warehouse sector. Among increased productivity and efficiency of warehouse workers, the technology used for automation helps to offer safer working conditions for employees by reducing the strain of workforce ergonomics while allowing for increased social distancing.