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This is How Primary Industries can Avoid Hiring of Petty Labor

Robots are now used by many industries these day to complete repetitive task. This adoption not only increases the efficiency but also helps companies to avoid extra hiring of labor. This article provides suggestions on how robots can be used in the healthcare, retail and foo & beverage industries.
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Labor shortage is one of the major issues faced by manufacturers worldwide. To tackle this issue, many companies are taking help of technological solutions. Recently, it has been observed that use of robotics is rising in the various industries such as healthcare, food and beverages, retail, etc. Especially, logistics robots are used to perform many repetitive and harmful tasks like picking and placing heavy loads, palletizing and de-palletizing, packaging, transportation and many more. The adoption of these robots help manufacturers to complete these tasks very easily, more efficiently, and it also reduces the costs.

According to the report by The Insight Partners, logistics robots market expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.10 % between 2019 and 2027 to reach to US$ 20,293.4 million by 2027. Many major companies such as AGV International, Clearpath Robotics, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Fanuc Corporation, and Fetch Robotics Inc. are already providing robotic solutions for many companies in the market.


In healthcare sector, robotics plays essential role especially in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In this industry, logistics robots help to protect labor from harmful surroundings and eradicate human errors. It not only improves efficiency by saving time of labor previously invested to perform repetitive tasks but also eliminates the probability of human contamination. Robots are also being used for slower speed processes like vial-filling and many more.

The adoption of this technology is emerging in the laboratory automation that varies from pharmaceutical to drug discovery and executing the procedure of blood sample testing to medical device manufacturing. The robots can be used to package and assemble a variety of medical and implants devices and can perform tasks like documenting the prescriptions for mail-order pharmacies or hospitals. 

Continuous increase in the investments for the R&D of healthcare systems globally in the recent years is creating a huge demand for these robots to optimize operations in healthcare facilities. 


To maintain all logistic processes, retailers must focus on the adoption of robotics technology. Robots not only aid the cost-effectiveness but also boost efficiency, accuracy, productivity, scalability, regulatory compliance, and flexibility. Retailers must implement these robots to get the information related to the shelf inventory, consumer preferences, personalizing the products in stock, and price tag changes on regular basis. 

The implementation of robots enhances the operations of retail shops by assisting the operators to collect data and handle real business problems. For instance, Amazon owns approximately 1,00,000 robots for deployment in its distribution centres worldwide. Similarly, Walmart has also announced the deployment of about 1,500 autonomous floor-cleaning and self-cleaning robots in its stores.

Food and Beverages

Food & beverages industry must use logistics robots to reduce downtime and quicken the transport of high-quality edible products steadily, so that it can be easily traced along the supply chain. These robots help to improve product quality, allergen management, assembly verification, packaging inspection, traceability, and food safety check operations. As the major tasks are performed by these tech buddies, food or beverage makers can easily deliver their high-quality products with lesser waste and defects on time to meet the emerging requirements by consumers.

Food/beverage manufacturers may use these logistics robots to complete tasks like bottle handling, packaging tray loading, and bin picking, etc. This way, they can avoid to hire a resource to do minor tasks.

Neha Mule

Neha writes articles on sectors including medicine, food, materials, and science & technology. A qualified statistician, she has the ability to observe and analyze the trends in global markets and write compelling articles that help CXOs in decision making. She is a bookworm and loves to read fiction, lifestyle, science and technology. Neha comes with 6 years of experience in content writing and editing that involves blog writing, preparation of study materials and OERs.

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