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With these growing demands in mind, GEODIS recently completed a successful robotic picking pilot at its distribution facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The beta program involved an inventory of approximately 30,000 unique SKUs spread over 66,000 square feet during an apparel retailer’s peak season. Plagued with a dwindling labor market in the area, the facility needed to find an efficient and reliable supplement to traditional order picking. GEODIS began the search for a safe, scalable and productive solution that was fairly easy to implement and required minimal training. Enter: goods-to-person robotic picking.
1. Elevated Order Accuracy with Robots
With the guidance of Locus Robotics, GEODIS elected to incorporate 21 LocusBots™ into the facility. These autonomous units delivered significant improvements in throughput and accuracy while eliminating wasted steps. Each robot determined the most efficient route through the facility for optimal efficiency and order accuracy.
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2. Increased Productivity with Robots
Prior to implementation, the pilot program utilized a conventional operation consisting of 20 employees and a considerable degree of manual labor, such as product handling, cart pushing
3. Improved Employee Experience with Robots
One unique capability is recognizing an employee’s identifier via their badge and displaying the text in their native language. The LocusBot “speaks” multiple languages including English, Burmese, Spanish, and
4. Amplified Results with Robots
So what does this mean for your supply chain? As more and more consumers expect “fast and free” shipping, an effective goods-to-person picking system provides the foundational means for meeting market demands with accelerated fulfillment times. As Bob
Since the success of the pilot, GEODIS now has an extensive list of customers seeking to implement collaborative robotics in their