Will machines takeover? People & Automation

Sep 05, 2018, 03:55 PM

Dark human-free warehouses? This isn’t the picture being painted by this month’s podcast guests as we discuss machines, humans and job titles of the future. This episode explores how human roles are changing, collaboration and embracing automation.

Guest Alex Harvey, head of robotics and autonomous systems at Ocado, says automation frees up humans to do jobs that use their cognitive abilities.

Erik Fjellborg, CEO of workforce software company Quinyx, shares some insight on the types of roles emerging in logistics operations, including innovation managers.

Other guests include Bethany Fovargue, operations manager at Novus and Jon Sleaman, lead director EMEA Logistics & Industrial Research at JLL.

We also tackle Brexit and food distribution in feature: EU to plate. We interview Shane Brennan, in-coming chief executive of The Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) and Chris Sturman, out-going chief executive at the organisation.

Other guests include transport consultant Kirsten Tisdale.

Regular: Property update with David Thame .

Hosts: SHD Logistics editor Kirsty Adams and assistant editor David Tran