How Auto-FC’s Ryan Chesterfield Embraces AI to Overcome Clients’ Warehouse Logistics Challenges

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on May 16, 2024

AI has the potential to revolutionize warehouse logistics, but few companies have been able to fully benefit from it – until the launch of Auto-FC, a consulting firm led by a digital pioneer with an innovative approach to planning that streamlines operations, cuts costs, and adapts to the future.

Ryan Chesterfield is the founder of Auto-FC, which offers automated system consultation to robotic or automation providers, fulfillment and warehouse operations, digital transformation initiatives, and intelligence for investors of automated material handling or robotic technologies.

“I understand the automated logistics market, the operators, the vendors, and their behaviors,” he says. “I have experience with the challenges that come along with adopting technology in live environments and how that impacts the value these technologies provide to the bottom line.”

Based in Costa Mesa, California, the firm has a rapidly expanding client list based on outstanding word of mouth for its thoughtful and creative approach to warehouse operations and logistics. Chesterfield’s deep experience in automation and technology helps Auto-FC to stand out in the sector, finding solutions to problems that have long plagued such planning.

Since the boom of ChatGPT, AI has become a buzzword, flaunting the potential to achieve success, including more efficient operations and overcoming long-running warehouse staffing shortage problems, as press reports note. But Chesterfield says few organizations know how to embrace AI.

“Through automation implementation journeys I saw how little the customer understood about the technology and how it would impact their business, I also came to understand how little of their business they often understood,” he says. “These gaps would create problems in the outcomes with the technology. I help businesses fill these gaps by bringing an understanding to their team when building automated strategies that prepare them for the future.”

And he’s the right person to do it, as he’s a mechanical engineer with 15-plus years’ experience in the economics, design, and implementation of automated material handling solutions.

One creative strategy that Auto-FC offers is the utilization of new-age tools, such as AI, AR, and computer simulation tools, which can replicate current warehouse systems. This allows clients to explore all of their options virtually before they make any financial decisions about which changes to adopt, which lessens the cost risk that can happen without access to this type of analysis.

That’s just one of the many ways that digital pioneer and expert Chesterfield embraces technology to provide comprehensive support and successful planning for his clients.

Auto-FC’s website also features a blog where Chesterfield shares his insights into the latest developments affecting AI and how it relates to warehouse automation – for example, a recent post highlights the infrastructure needs that companies may have when pursuing automation.

“I help companies understand what technologies are available to them to most benefit their business given their current goals and technology stack in use,” he says. “I believe I can help businesses fill these gaps by bringing an understanding to their team when building automated strategies and not relying on the vendors and internal teams lacking the right knowledge.”

By Greg Grzesiak Greg Grzesiak has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Greg Grzesiak is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Columnist at Grit Daily. As CEO of Grzesiak Growth LLC, Greg dedicates his time to helping CEOs influencers and entrepreneurs make the appearances that will grow their following in their reach globally. Over the years he has built strong partnerships with high profile educators and influencers in Youtube and traditional finance space. Greg is a University of Florida graduate with years of experience in marketing and journalism.

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