Vecna Robotics partnered with GEODIS to implement unique and autonomous solutions for the GEODIS distribution center.
GEODIS has deployed two pallet jacks driven by Vecna’s autonomous technology and Pivotal orchestration system in their distribution center. The self-driving pallet jacks pick up pallets and independently deliver them to a GEODIS team member who then utilizes a manual forklift to put the pallet away in the appropriate rack. To date, this pilot operation is expected to see a 33% increase in productivity due to reducing the distance traveled by each operator.
Vecna’s orchestration system, Pivotal, optimizes and organizes daily robot work orders, and allocating the work to the appropriate vehicle based on priority, location, and availability. In addition, Vecna’s software utilize machine learning algorithms and tracks the vehicles to provides data-driven insight and creates a continuous improvement cycle over time.
“The autonomous warehouse is a critical differentiator, and Vecna is thrilled to partner with GEODIS so they can offer world-class, autonomous logistics services to customers,” said Matthew Cherewka, business development and solutions design manager for Vecna Robotics. “Our combined expertise in cutting-edge robotics and supply chain solutions allows this partnership to deliver significant advances in the supply chain industry. We look forward to continuing to grow together.”
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