1. AGVs General Questions

This survey is conducted with request from the Material Handling Industry /Automated Guided Vehicles (MHI/AGVS) group to develop a marketing plan that will greatly expand recognition, awareness and knowledge of Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems in markets and using methods considered to be strategic if not unconventional. 

Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems (AGVS) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of automatic guided vehicle systems. They supply systems worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
An AGVS consists of one or more computer controlled wheel based load carriers (normally battery powered) that runs on the plant floor (or if outdoors on a paved area) without the need for an onboard operator or driver. AGVs have defined paths or areas within which or over which they can navigate. Navigation is achieved by any one of several means, including following a path defined by buried inductive wires, surface mounted magnetic or optical strips; or alternatively by way of inertial or laser guidance.

AGVS provide automated material movement for a variety of industries including the: automotive, chemicals/plastics, hospital, newspaper, commercial print, paper, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, warehouse and distribution center, and manufacturing industries. AGVS can reduce labor and material costs while improving safety and reducing product and equipment damage.

MHI is the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. for more information, visit website www.mhi.org

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1. Which of the following apply to your industry?