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Dexory at MANIFEST 2024: Recent Advances in Connected and Smart Warehouses

Oana Jinga, CC&PO and Co-Founder of Dexory, explored the future of logistics with a focus on 'Recent Advances in Connected and Smart Warehouses' at Manifest 2024. The event shed light on groundbreaking innovations that are set to revolutionise warehouse operations.

Let's delve into the key takeaways and insights shared during the discussion.

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Seamless integration of advanced technologies

The future of warehouse optimisation lies in the seamless integration of cutting-edge robotics, AI-driven logistics, and sophisticated integration software. This integration sets new benchmarks for operational efficiency, transforming warehouses into hubs of high productivity and streamlined processes.

Imagine a warehouse where robotics and AI work hand in hand, automating routine tasks and enabling workers to focus on more strategic activities. This fusion of technology not only boosts efficiency but also enhances accuracy and reduces operational costs.

Achieving full real-time visibility

One of the most exciting advancements in smart warehouses is the advent of full real-time visibility. Stock-scanning robots, equipped with powerful analytics, are revolutionising inventory management. This technology eliminates the need for outdated data and manual stock checks, providing accurate, up-to-the-minute inventory insights.

With real-time data, warehouses can manage stock more efficiently, reducing overstock and stockouts. This level of visibility ensures that inventory levels are optimised, leading to better decision-making and enhanced customer satisfaction.

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Fostering a collaborative spirit

While the rise of robotics, AI, and automation is significant, the true impact of these advancements lies in their collaborative potential. The future of logistics is not just about technology; it's about people. At Dexory, there is a strong emphasis on involving the workforce whenever new robots are introduced to a site.

This approach helps workers understand how technology can help them, improving work conditions and efficiency. Automating tedious and hazardous tasks allows employees to focus on more meaningful and safer responsibilities, creating a harmonious work environment where technology and humans work together seamlessly.

Selecting the right robotics and automation

Choosing the right robotics and automation solutions for your warehouse is crucial for achieving flexibility and scalability. As highlighted by Oana during the panel discussion, the first step is to deeply understand your business operations. Identifying inefficiencies or gaps is essential for determining where automation can make the most impact.

At Dexory, the focus is on providing companies with data to facilitate this understanding. By analysing day-to-day operations, businesses can pinpoint areas for improvement and explore how robotics and automation can bridge these gaps effectively. Even if there are no immediate issues, robotics and automation can elevate performance and seize opportunities for further efficiency gains.

Foundations for implementing automation in your supply chain

Establishing a solid foundation is critical for the successful integration of robotics and automation in your warehouse. The readiness for automation largely depends on the maturity of your warehouse operations. If your warehouse lacks a structured system, such as a Warehouse Management System (WMS), addressing these foundational elements should be the priority.

Effective automation requires a base of repetitive processes and operational hygiene. Disorganised locations and blocked aisles can set back automation efforts. Therefore, creating an orderly and structured environment is fundamental for the successful deployment of robotics and automation.


From seamless technology integration and real-time visibility to fostering a collaborative spirit and selecting the right automation solutions, these innovations are setting new standards for operational efficiency.

As we move forward, the emphasis will continue to be on enhancing collaboration between technology and the workforce, ensuring that the benefits of automation are fully realised.

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This company has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 849938