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Woolworths will begin trialing automated “micro fulfilment centres” in its supermarkets in the next 12 months to help meet the growing demand for online shopping. Three yet to be determined Woolworths sites will trial technology from a US startup that augments order picking with automation, essentially using robots to bring

While senior executives are buoyant about the productivity opportunities from automation, concerns over data privacy and security are holding back adoption, according to a new report by the Economist’s Economic Intelligence Unit. The report, called “The Advance of Automation, business Hopes, Fears and Realities” and sponsored by UiPath, says the

The ongoing automation of repeatable process-based jobs, along with the augmentation of the world of knowledge workers by machine learning and AI will give rise to a new class of super-jobs. That’s a key finding in the newly released 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte which argues that

Warehouse and logistics robots will be a $30 billion dollar industry by 2022, according to American analysts, who forecast the current $8.3 billion of worldwide revenue from the the technology will more than triple over the next three years. Locally, Gartner says the expected automation boom is the result of

Retailers are already really good at automating their back-office operations and have proven themselves more than keen and willing to invest in technology that will drive productivity and efficiency, especially when eliminating manually-intensive and error-prone human tasks. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter They have no problem spending money

Automation in Australia can boost productivity to the level required to rekindle the country’s slowing economic growth, potentially adding over a trillion dollars to the economy, according to McKinsey.  But the technology could also put to 6.5 million full time jobs at risk, increase unemployment levels and further widen inequality.

Around the globe, retail and technology giants are investing heavily in unmanned stores and automated warehouses, fuelling a wave of industry transformation that could potentially drive dramatic changes down under. The level of automation across Australian retailers lags behind the rest of the world. But with big players like Woolies

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Melbourne-based Adore Beauty has made a half-million dollar investment in warehouse management software to reduce the amount of packaging it uses. What’s more, automation is expected to bolster the company’s growth for the next five years. The solution chosen was HighJump. Kate Morris, CEO and founder of the beauty ecommerce

Australia’s retail sector is feeling the pressure – from both traditional and emerging competitors and from customers with ever-growing expectations and low tolerance for poor service. Adapting to a new normal the sector is applying technologies and new ways of working to deliver better in-store and online experiences, to drive

Australia is the country that trusts social media the least, according to the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. The annual report found Australia, alongside France, is the least trusting country globally in social media — 26 per cent compared to the global average of 43 per cent. Sign up to Which-50’s