- ramp (something) up /ramp uhp/
- cost-cutting /KAWST-KUHT-ing/
- e-commerce /EE-kom-ers/
- deploy /dih-PLOI/
- impending /im-PEN-ding/
[phrasal verb] – if a business ramps up its activity, it increases it
The business disclosed plans to ramp up production output by 10%.
[noun] – actions taken to reduce the amount that is spent on a service or within an organization
Cost-cutting compromised the service’s quality.
[noun] – the business of buying and selling goods and services on the internet
Those in the industry expected that e-commerce would cause malls to become obsolete.
[verb] – to move soldiers or equipment to a place where they can be used when they are needed
Senior Marine Corps leaders were getting ready to deploy reinforcements.
[adjective] – used to refer to an event, usually something unpleasant or unwanted, that is going to happen soon
Many received orders to leave the area to avoid the impending disaster.
Dwight Klappich, research vice president for Gartner’s logistics team, claims that companies all over the supply chain are making significant investments in robotics due to the labor crisis. Amazon will have more mobile drive robots scooting around the warehouse floors now than there will be in 2019. Additionally, it has deployed about 1,000 of a prior model of its robot arm at places in the US and Europe to sort goods. Amazon claims that by the end of the decade, it will be using drones to deliver 500 million packages annually. However, that will still represent a very small portion of the 5 billion shipments the business claims it presently processes annually. Robotics has also not escaped the company’s cost-cutting focus as concerns about an impending economic recession have grown and the company’s sales have slowed.
- Do you own a robot? If yes, please tell me more about it. If not, what kind of robot would you like to have and why?
- What is your opinion on robot movies?
- If you were to design your own robot, what would it be like?
- Do you think companies will no longer need human workers in the future?
- What are the advantages that human workers have over robots?