As a key part of its strategy to innovate and automate, CEVA Logistics deployed AMR at its Melbourne super-site in Australia.
In a world-first for a Goods to Person (GTP) implementation for the company, the introduction of robots has already achieved a 400% increase in the speed of operations within the 250,000 sqm facility.
Improved throughput and picking rates for eCommerce customer
In order to provide a better service for one of its largest e-commerce clients in Australia, CEVA has invested in a goods-to-person AMR solution to improve throughput and picking rates. Using Geek+ robots from one of the world’s leading providers of advanced robotics and AI technologies applied to logistics, CEVA has found a standard solution which could be scalable across CEVA operations globally to be used for other customers around the world.
Fast implementation delivers scalable solution
The AMR robot brings the shelf to the picker and the project took only three weeks to go-live, including the installation of eight robots working across a trial 400 sqm of warehouse space. Each robot can pick shelves up to 500 kg and they are controlled by centralised control system. All staff pickers have undergone a two week training induction during the implementation phase.
” With the scale of CEVA’s operation at the super-site we could immediately see this AMR solution was a very fast and efficient picking productivity and throughput option for us. ”
Milton Pimenta, CEVA Logistics’ Managing Director Australia and New Zealand
CEVA worked on a co-investment basis with Cohesio Group (a part of international technology group Körber, – a leading integrator and developer of tech solutions that enable rapid optimisation of workflows and processes) during the pilot phase and the companies worked together to create and then deliver a scalable customer centric solution. They will now continue the relationship to deliver AMR robot solutions to other warehouses across the CEVA global network.
About CEVA Logistics
CEVA Logistics, a global asset-light third-party logistics company, designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Its integrated network in Freight Management and Contract Logistics spans more than 160 countries. Approximately 78,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective solutions across a variety of industry sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services. CEVA is a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group.
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About Cohesio Group
Cohesio Group, a part of international technology group Körber is a leading integrator and developer of tech solutions that enable rapid optimisation of workflows and processes and is also an idea generating partner for strategic concepts. With offices across the Asia Pacific, Cohesio Group creates innovative technology transformations that span across supply chain and logistics including warehousing and distribution centres, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, FMCG and retail. Cohesio Group’s enterprise-grade solutions range from voice-powered technology that enable hands-free workflows through to new-generation mobility solutions, software applications that provide actionable business insights and retail fulfilment as well as solutions such as Autonomous Mobile Robots that enable automation in distribution centres.
About Körber Group
Körber is an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. We act fast to customer needs, we execute ideas seamlessly, and with our innovations, we create added value for our customers. In doing so, we are increasingly building on ecosystems that solve the challenges of today and tomorrow. Körber AG is the holding company of the Körber Group.