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Bots entering e-commerce

Walmart acquired Flipkart is one of the two biggest e-commerce platforms in India with eight million shipments per month on an average. With ever increasing speed of people coming online each day, Walmart new Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) will help in meeting these demands faster. This pilot project of sortation will be applied at Flipkart’s Soukya sortation center in Bangalore, where the 100 self-guided robots will sort the packages according to the delivery pin codes. While these AVGs are expected to increase efficiency by 60%, i.e. 4500 shipments in an hour, the easy mobility of the AVGs will always help Flipkart in expansion of supply chain operations. However, according to Jeff Bezos, AVGs won’t take away employment opportunities but only increase efficiency. Read more at https://www.businessinsider.in/flipkart-announces-delivery-robots-automation/articleshow/68493938.cms

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