Ax'21 - To Buy or to Build a Fleet Management System for Mobile Robots?

August 11, 2021
Written by 
Aldus von der Burg
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With the robotics market accelerating at a tremendous rate, many companies such as warehouses, logistic centres, 3PLs, e-commerce facilities, and the like find themselves expanding and diversifying their robotic fleets. It, therefore, is no surprise that many robotic enthusiasts struggle to decide whether they should build a fleet management system (FMS) on their own, or buy one from a third-party provider. 

To make this decision a little easier, Meili Robots's latest industry report “Buy vs Build: Deciding whether to buy or build a fleet management system” dives into the pros and cons of buying an existing FMS for mobile robots from a third-party provider as well as building your own one from scratch including a discussion about data monitoring, connectivity, and insight into today's market.

Highlights of the Report

7 Key Considerations

The main focus of the report is to explore the pros and cons of buying or building an FMS in order to answer the following question:

“Should robot developers buy an existing fleet management system or build their own?”

The analysis has been carried out based on the following considerations:

  1. Implementation Speed
  2. Implementation Costs
  3. Maintenance Costs
  4. Compatibility
  5. Functionality
  6. Scalability
  7. System Security

Key Topics Covered

  1. A brief overview of the robotics market in 2021, including growth estimates, robot density, and the robotics investment landscape.
  2. The 7 key considerations for buying or building an FMS. 
  3. The importance of a well-established cloud-based backend with a focus on connectivity and data monitoring.
  4. A discussion about why building from scratch perhaps is not always the best solution. 

If you are interested to know more, please download the full report for free at Meili Robots.

About Meili Robots

Meili Robots is developing the next generation of mobile robots fleet management, called Meili FMS. A universal digital solution, an all-in-one platform that is capable of handling different kinds of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Enable traffic control, empower interoperability and facilitate automated task allocation — all via intuitive UI. Check our website meilirobots.com/product to learn about our products.

Contact Information

meilirobots.com 

Aldus von der Burg

CEO & Founder

aldus@meilirobots.com


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