Dematic, a subsidiary of the global intralogistics provider KION Group, has agreed a partnership to “transform the supply chain industry” through accelerated cloud innovation.
Dematic aims to bolster supply chain resiliency and deliver go-to-market solutions by combining Dematic’s supply chain expertise with Google Cloud’s cutting-edge cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.
The partners will join forces to leverage shared learnings that will drive rapid cloud innovation. By migrating Dematic’s offerings to the cloud and introducing AI and ML, Dematic will improve customers’ supply chain execution.
Dee Cusack, Dematic chief technology officer, says: “This partnership is a continuation of our invaluable collaboration with the Google Cloud team, whose keen interest in helping us build and test the next generation of warehouse management solutions makes this alliance a perfect match for our growth strategy.
“Through this partnership we are helping our customers advance their positions in the industry.
“We value Google Cloud’s drive for innovation and commitment to reimagining our customer solutions as we make our own transition to the cloud. We’re excited to start the next chapter of our business together.”
The partnership will allow Dematic to develop and deploy a range of solutions, including eCommerce and omnichannel fulfillment, and control tower applications for key vertical markets including general merchandise, grocery, apparel, and food and beverage.
Kirsten Kliphouse, president, North America, Google Cloud, says: “Google Cloud is committed to helping organizations across the supply chain address the rapidly-evolving needs and expectations of customers, suppliers, and fulfillment centers with cloud technology.
“We’re pleased to partner with Dematic to provide customers with innovative solutions and technologies that will help them quickly address changes across the industry and that support their digital transformation goals.”
With Google Cloud, Dematic customers will be able to create a more sustainable supply chain by leveraging data to understand efficiencies to be gained in areas such as operations, planning, labor and inventory.