Wal-Mart launches shelf-scanning robots in about 40 stores

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Reuters Nandita Bose October 26, 2017 / 6:29 AM /
     
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    Anything will be an improvement over the "dead heads" they now have that restock. Any robot will do a better job than those folks.

    Question is if the robots will check for smashed boxes and dented cans and not stock those? Probably not since I am convinced that Walmart buys damaged freight goods from the carriers and then resells them.
     
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    An interesting article, Ron.

    I also wonder whatever happened with those computerized, perpetual inventory control system(s) most large businesses like Walmart use (via purchases made at the check-out counters) - that are supposed to alert them when their stock is running low?
     
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    Good question. Not sure the robots will survive people hitting them with their baskets. :)
     
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    They probably get it wrong when some stock is low because it was stolen.
     
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    I really don't like to buy any of the dented cans that i see at Target all the time.
     
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    Yeah don't buy them, a dent can cause a tiny hole and let bacteria in, that's how botulism gets into canned food.
     
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    YOU can get food poisoning many ways, by eating canned food 6 months past the sell by date.
     
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    I actually work at walmart and my store needs a robot because most stockers doesn't care enough to put items where they go or the correct amount. Thanks for sharing :)
     
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