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Trends Explained: The impact of robotics in logistics will result in up to 40% reduction of costs by 2025

The impact of robotics on logistics till 2025 could result in up to 40% reduction of logistics costs and a 25% to 70% increase in productivity (Roland Berger via Sales Layer)

The logistics industry is fast-paced: the challenges faced by the industry are evolving and demanding innovative solutions to stay ahead. Recognising these challenges, companies are looking toward the transformative potential of automation and robotics. The statistics projecting a potential 40% reduction in logistics costs and a 25% to 70% increase in productivity until 2025 highlight the urgency for businesses to adopt these technologies.

40% reduction in logistics costs

Automation and robotics have the potential to shift the way logistics operations are managed. The anticipated 40% reduction in logistics costs aligns with the imperative for businesses to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. Integrating autonomous systems, such as Dexory’s robot, minimises errors, accelerates tasks, and ultimately leads to substantial savings for companies grappling with the intricacies of supply chain management.

Transformative impact on workforce: 25% to 70% of increased productivity

Furthermore, the projected increase in productivity ranging from 25% to 70% signals a transformative impact on the workforce. Automation allows for the optimisation of routine tasks, freeing up human resources to focus on more strategic and meaningful aspects of their roles, as well as:

  1. Executing tasks efficiently: Automation enables the rapid and consistent execution of routine tasks without the need for breaks or rest.

  2. Reducing error rates: Manual and paper-based processes are prone to errors, especially when tasks are repetitive and carried out over an extended period.

  3. Analysing data and making decisions: Automation tools can process and analyse vast amounts of data.

  4. Streamlining supply chain management: Automated systems can optimise routes, manage inventory levels, and coordinate shipments…

  5. Eliminating fatigue or burn out: Collaborative robots are designed to work alongside humans. They can take over repetitive and physically demanding tasks allowing warehouse colleagues to focus on tasks that require creativity or problem-solving.

This increased productivity not only promises operational efficiency but also positions businesses to thrive in a competitive market.

Automation and robotics represent a technological evolution and a necessity for businesses to stay competitive and adaptive. Embracing these technologies now is not merely a cost-saving measure; it's a forward-looking approach that ensures resilience in the face of changing market dynamics.


In conclusion, the compelling statistics surrounding the impact of robotics on logistics provide a solid foundation for businesses to consider adopting automation technologies. The prospect of reduced costs, increased productivity, and enhanced operational efficiency make a compelling case for organizations to embark on the automation journey now, securing their position at the forefront of innovation and competitiveness in the logistics landscape.

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