Car giant completes tests of autonomous logistics robot at its Ingolstadt plant
German automaker Audi is to increase the productivity of robots working within its logistics operations.
The company has been conducting tests involving autonomous robots it calls “Ray” for more than a year.
In exclusive comments to Robotics and Automation News, Audi’s project manager for driverless transport, Christine Widbiller said: “Currently we have four Rays working at the logistics department and they are fully integrated in the transporting process.” Continue reading Audi to make Ray robot workers more productive
DHL says it is approaching a point in time where it decides that “robots are going to become essential in the world of logistics”.
In a new trend report, Robotics in Logistics, Deutsche Post DHL Group says it is “revealing how collaborative robots will affect supply chains”. Robotics technology may soon be picking, packing and moving goods in the logistics environment.
Matthias Heutger, senior vice president strategy, marketing and innovation, DHL customer solutions and innovation, says: “Robots work in many industries but haven’t made an impact on logistics yet because of the complexity of the work – handling a wide array of different things in an infinite number of combinations, close to people and in confined spaces.
Billion-dollar sporting goods retailer upgrades systems at distribution center with new automation technology
DecisionPoint Systems, a provider and integrator of enterprise mobility, wireless applications and IoT solutions, has been selected by Modell’s Sporting Goods to lead its distribution technology refresh initiative.
Greentree Logistics has decided to implement VersaPay’s cloud-based automated invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions system, ARC.
“The transportation industry is incredibly competitive and to set Greentree apart we have reimagined the carrier experience. We have selected VersaPay to help us deliver on that enhanced experience,” says Abbey Van Vynckt, VP of finance at Greentree.
The British public’s perception of Ocado may be that it’s not a well known company outside the UK. It’s likely not the first name that would come to mind when asked about big grocery chains – what with the ubiquitous presence of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and others.
And in the logistics automation business, it could be described as an absolute beginner.
Römerwall Naturbrunnen und Getränke, a member of the Hövelmann beverages group, has contracted SSI Schaefer to build a logistics centre at its production site in Duisburg.
As a one-stop solution provider for the turn-key logistics system, SSI Schaefer is taking care of the construction and the fitting out of a new high bay warehouse. This silo racking solution offers 53,000 pallet positions.