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Locus Robotics and Manhattan team up for retail and 3PL customers

Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfilment warehouses, has announced a strategic integration partnership with Manhattan Associates, a supply chain and omnichannel solutions provider.

The partnership makes Manhattan a licensed reseller of Locus’s autonomous, multi-robot solution for warehouse fulfillment and will facilitate the development of integration tools to improve productivity and efficiency for shared retail and third-party logistics (3PL) customers.

“The sustained massive growth in e-commerce has left the supply chain industry at a turning point. Retailers and 3PLs are seeking autonomous mobile robots to solve their productivity, efficiency and labour challenges,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics.

“By partnering with Manhattan, we can bring the Locus solution to customers more rapidly and achieve faster time to value,” he added.

Jon Liberman, Vice President of Enterprise Mobility Sales & Services for Manhattan Associates, said: “Locus shares our vision and commitment to helping global retail and 3PL businesses become more sophisticated in supply chain and omnichannel execution through technology.”

“The value of using robots in the supply chain can be significantly improved when the ecosystem collaborates,” said John Santagate, Research Director at IDC.

“The benefits of robotic technology extend far beyond task level execution, when companies come together to collaboratively deliver capabilities, the benefits extend to all parties in the value chain.”