Toonaangevend in logistieke oplossingen
How is logistics automation implemented in warehouses?
In large warehouses, Autonomous Mobile Robots, or AMRs for short, can be used to automate a significant chunk of the logistics process already. These are robots that work side by side with people. AMRs reduce time-consuming and unnecessary movements of your employees.
The biggest benefit of automation is the labor savings it will bring to a company. It also significantly improves the quality and accuracy of business processes, allowing companies to work more accurately and error-free. In other words, logistics automation speeds up business processes and increases overall efficiency.
In a supply chain (purchasing, distribution, customer service), there are many processes that can be automated. DatAction advises its clients in both the conceptual and practical elaboration of such automation processes in the warehouse environment.
Benefits of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).
AMRs offer the following benefits:
Higher Return on Investment.
The investment in AMRs provides a higher ROI. Throughput times are greatly optimized, which also allows a distribution center to realize more deliveries per day. On top of that, personnel costs are also greatly reduced.
Employees are safeguarded from monotonous, dangerous and sometimes even dirty tasks. In other words, employees can work more safely in a tidy environment and their tasks also become more pleasant.
AMRs are part of a total solution that combines hardware and software. The integration with the underlying WMS or ERP system is done very smoothly and efficiently, without any changes having to be made within this WMS or ERP system. On the other hand, the rollout and integration of the robot on the shop floor is also very straightforward.
Finally, you can also opt for a RAAS model (Robots AS A Service) in order to avoid upfront cash investments. A monthly fee secures robot hardware & onboarding software, cloud services and 24×7 (technical) support.
Bolt - Mobile workstation
DatAction has developed in-house an additional logistics solution, as an intermediate solution to fully automated warehousing: the mobile workstation “BOLT.” Our BOLTs help reduce walking distances in a warehouse, increase the efficiency of logistics processes, and they provide an all-in-one solution for many users. The mobile workstation is customized so that the end user has his or her logistics tools at hand anywhere in the warehouse, e.g. a scanner, monitor, label printer or A4 printer and so on.
Need logistics automation in your company? Feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss the possibilities for your logistics processes.