Story originally appeared in eDelivery on June 29, 2020. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit

Last week saw DHL and logistics automation company Blue Yonder announce a new robotics deployment platform.

Built in the Microsoft Azure cloud, the platform is designed to reduce the integration required when bringing new automation devices into warehouse facilities.

Markus Voss, Global CIO and COO at DHL Supply Chain, said: “Automation and collaborative robotics help us make operational processes more flexible, ergonomic and more attractive to our employees by replacing monotonous, repetitive and particularly strenuous activities. The aim is not to replace employees over time, but to assign the more attractive and interesting tasks to our human workforce.”