Reducing order fulfillment and inventory replenishment time in warehouses is imperative for businesses today to gain a competitive advantage. The GreyOrange Butler is an advanced robotic goods-to-person technology for automated inventory storage (putaway) and replenishment, picking and combining orders in fulfillment and distribution centres. The system seamlessly adapts to changing inventory profiles, demand patterns and peaks. Modular system architecture ensures bi-directional scalability to increase storage volume or fulfillment throughput independently, by adding more storage racks or robots, as needed.
Adapts intelligently in real-time to changing inventory profiles and order fulfillment patterns; ensures highly optimized throughput and storage utilization.
Designed for conformance with safety and reliability standards and certification (e.g. CE, ANSI B56.5 and JIS D6802).
Supports business requirements and order fulfillment policies: pick-by-time/after-time or pick-by-FIFO, expiry or manufacturing date.
Maximizes robot availability through automatic opportunity charging. While a full charge ensures 8 hours of operation, a quick charge of 5 minutes ensures upto 5 hours of continuous operations.
Adapts to operations process flows across a variety of industries.
Encrypts data communication between the Butler system and customer's enterprise systems, ensuring safety of sensitive customer data.
Supports user interface in Japanese and Chinese languages, apart from English.
Energy neutral system with low carbon emission, as it can operate without air conditioning and lighting.
Enables faster and error-free order fulfillment, while minimizing product returns and refund.
Supports on-demand increase in fulfillment throughput or storage independently, by increasing Butler robots or storage racks.
Allows order fulfillment comprising a wide-range of SKUs, responding to variable demand, peaks and managing various packaging types.
Supports SKU-level and location-level inventory audits and reconciliation without halting operations, significantly reducing inventory losses, damages, and misplacements.
Designed with built-in redundancy to mitigate single points of failure. Ensures continuous order fulfillment, even if some components undergo maintenance.
Supports REST-APIs for seamless integration with popular or proprietary warehouse management systems.
Butler Robots bring inventory stored in racks to the operator. With the throughput of up to 600 picks per hour per picker, the system improves productivity by 8-10 times.
MSUs are storage racks that enable dynamic re-slotting and ensure up to 50% higher volumetric storage utilization. MSUs are available in over 300 variants and each with capacity of 1.98 cbm and can store big and small cases, individual items, apparel, and many more types of payload.
Ergonomically designed Pick-Put Stations (PPS) ensure high-speed pick, put and audit processes. Each PPS facilitates error-free order fulfillment operations aided by GreyOrange’s proprietary Pick-Put-To-Light (PPTL) technology and light pointer.
Butler robots automatically dock at the smart charging stations and recharge themselves, when they are idle or low on power. A full charge of 30 minutes ensures upto 8 hours of operation.
BWCS controls the entire Butler system, ensuring error-free order fulfillment and inventory traceability. Its artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms optimize inventory storage and throughput in real-time. The system seamlessly integrates with customer’s warehouse management systems.