Zebra Introduces Warehouse Solution With Three Autonomous Mobile Robots

Zebra Technologies Corporation has just unveiled its picking to help organizations optimize their fullfillment operations.

The solution consists of three new autonomous mobile robots (AMR) -FlexShelf, FlexShelf Guide and RollerTop Guide- and a new FetchCore software package for order or batch picking. These new offerings further strengthen Zebra’s position as a leader in the automation and digitization of critical workflows in warehouses and distribution centers, as order volumes increase, workgroups become more competitive and expectations of customers keep increasing.

FetchCore cloud business software enables companies to quickly modify on-demand workflows for warehouse operations. Enables dynamic orchestration of labor and robots by integrating with major warehouse management systems (WMS) and Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) to streamline order, batch, case and pallet picking workflows.

FetchCore’s new order picking software package incorporates warehouse annotations, wave management, a pickup heat map, advanced order picking analytics, and forklift detection capabilities. The warehouse annotation feature overlays the physical locations of picking logically installed in FetchCore, eliminating the need for QR codes and allowing AMRs to automatically adjust to relocation within a warehouse.

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«Zebra’s solution enables Manhattan Associates to combine a best-in-class, end-to-end AMR fulfillment solution with optimization capabilities inherent in our warehouse management system software.“Reveals Jon Liberman, vice president of business mobility at Manhattan Associates, a PartnerConnect Premier Solutions partner. “We are excited to offer a solution that increases the efficiency of every case-to-pallet picking and collection operation, especially as many of our customers are experiencing challenges with a competitive workforce, supply shortages and smaller delivery windows.” .

Productivity up to three times higher

With the software package fulfillment improved in FetchCore, the three new AMRs expand the capabilities of picking of Fetch boxes. Fetch’s autonomous robots can deliver up to three times higher productivity in operations, while overall throughput in a facility is increased as a result of these new AMRs operating up to 50% faster than other robots.

All of these new AMRs can be purchased using a model of Robot as a Service (RaaS), according to the client’s preferences. Deployments are fast and cost-effective because all Fetch AMRs are Wi-Fi enabled, with the option of using current handheld, voice and vision technologies capable of interfacing with FetchCore software as a service (SaaS) in the cloud.

“In 2020, we introduced SmartSight as our first automation solution for in-store retail, and we welcomed Fetch and its broad portfolio of AMRs for transporting materials in logistics and manufacturing after joining the Zebra family just recently. a few months », according to James Lawton, vice president and general manager of Robotic Automation for Zebra Technologies. “Our new comprehensive fulfillment solution brings together the best of both organizations to help our retail, wholesale and third-party logistics (3PL) customers overcome their biggest workflow challenges with automation that is truly intelligent.”.

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