MIT Sloan Management Review – ‘A Better Way to Pilot Emerging Technologies’
Sloan Management Review explores IKEA’s innovative approach to selecting, piloting, testing, and adopting inventory drone technology from Verity.
At a time when autonomous inventory drones were still an emerging technology, quantifying the value of such a system was no simple task. The problem was clear: Inventory accuracy was a problem; human error was creeping in and creating stockouts, resulting in losses of current and future sales. Adding to the issue was the fact that correcting inaccuracies via manual inventory checks was driving up costs and creating tedious, potentially dangerous work for its workforce. To solve the problem, IKEA created a better way to pilot emerging technologies.
Read how IKEA built an effective business case for successful adoption of drone technology, the process it used to avoid the “trap” of endlessly testing new use cases, and Five Key Lessons for organizations evaluating cutting-edge technologies today.