GreyOrange Omnichannel Fulfillment and GreyMatter Command Center Featured as AI-Driven Software and Smart Robots Work Together at MODEX 2020
— Demonstrations at MODEX2020 Booth 12012, GWCC, March 9 – 12, 2020 —
ATLANTA (March 9, 2020) – The MODEX 2020 show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta features GreyOrange illustrating how companies are modernizing fulfillment centers using the Company’s Fulfillment Operating System, which combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and smart robots working together. GreyOrange demonstrations are in Booth #12012 March 9 – 12.
Real-time interactions between the Company’s GreyMatter™ software and series of Ranger™ robots inform the GreyOrange Fulfillment Operating System with intelligence to continuously prioritize orders and fulfillment activities. Ranger robots communicate with each other and with GreyMatter as actual operations are executed so that the system keeps pace with real-time order flow and other realities such as workers on hand, worker pace, inventory availability, packing times and shipping windows.
“Our Fulfillment Operating System powers robots at scale to accelerate mission-critical fulfillment operations,” said Samay Kohli, GreyOrange co-founder and chief executive officer. “While some companies are still conducting peripheral ‘pilots’ and ‘tests,’ our customers tend to be those committed to modernizing fulfillment as a competitive advantage, and so are looking for a partner who can help them deploy and orchestrate large numbers of fulfillment robots across their distribution centers. We fit that bill,” he added.
GreyMatter Command Center Empowers Workers and Managers on the Floor
Experts at a “brain bar” in the GreyOrange booth will demonstrate the GreyMatter Command Center, which gives distribution center managers and workers a complete view of real-time operations on the floor. Control screens present the information needed to stay on top of order fulfillment pace and other metrics, with drill-down features that enable adjusting work assigned to pick-pack stations, robots and people or adjusting other operating elements if necessary to prevent order breaches and consistently achieve operating goals. While the Fulfillment Operating System automatically makes operational adjustments based on real-time performance data and pre-set business rules, the GreyMatter Command Center enables non-programmers to amend priorities and business rule parameters based on real-time needs to further direct performance. The GreyMatter Command Center also provides analytic tools for assessing performance over time, tools for maintaining robot health, and diagnostic and troubleshooting tools to quickly correct any performance issues that occur.
Ranger GTP and Ranger MOBILE SORT Demonstrate Omnichannel Fulfillment Speed
Also featured are Ranger GTP and Ranger MOBILE SORT robots assisting with omnichannel fulfillment tasks. Ranger GTP is a goods-to-person (GTP) mobile robot that transports inventory to workers for picking and packing while Ranger MOBILE SORT is a mobile conveyance and sortation robot that operates in fleets to efficiently and fluidly move parcels from receiving through dispatch to avoid sortation bottle necks that can occur with rigid systems.
The demo illustrates how e-commerce and store replenishment orders can be managed from the same facility, with consolidation and speed accelerated through robotic assistance. Because Ranger GTP moves mobile racks of inventory, the system is not restricted to handling only items that can fit in a tote, as are other fulfillment robots. As a result, the GreyOrange system can accelerate fulfillment for a greater percentage of a company’s inventory than competitors can.
GreyOrange Experts Featured in Two Speaking Sessions at MODEX2020
On Wednesday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Theater D, GreyOrange Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Samay Kohli will share insights on how AI-software and robotics are shaping fulfillment strategies and discuss various choices companies face when deciding how best to modernize their fulfillment operations. His Best Practices Don’t Stay Best Forever comments will include anecdotes from having helped numerous market-leading companies devise fulfillment modernization strategies.
On Monday, March 9 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Theater H GreyOrange partner John Seidel will represent the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) community on Autonomous Mobile Robots – Lessons Learned from Implementation, a panel presented by Fortna, a distribution industry consultancy and solutions provider.
GreyOrange is a global company that modernizes order fulfillment through Artificial Intelligence-driven software and mobile robots built together so they cooperate in deciding on and executing warehouse activities that maximize payoffs and minimize tradeoffs to create the highest yield. The company’s next era Fulfillment Operating System driven by always-solving GreyMatter software considers predictive and real-time data regarding orders, promises, inventory, shipping windows, and resources to orchestrate how workers and robots work as a team to fulfill the right orders at the right time. GreyOrange experts help organizations master fulfillment in the Age of Immediacy so they keep promises, capture more revenue, and improve work experiences for warehouse employees. GreyOrange has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan and India. www.GreyOrange.com
GreyOrange Showcases AI-Driven Software and Smart Robots Working Together to Modernize Omnichannel Fulfillment at RILA LINK2020
— Demonstrations at LINK2020, The Gaylord Texan, Booth 1507, February 24–26 —
ATLANTA and DALLAS (Feb. 24, 2020) – Attendees at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) annual conference LINK2020 will experience inventory in motion in a modern omnichannel operation demonstrated at GreyOrange booth 1507, Feb. 24 – 26, 2020 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas.
GreyOrange uniquely integrates Artificial Intelligence-driven software with a series of smart robots to modernize fulfillment operations worldwide. At LINK2020, the Company is demonstrating the GreyOrange Fulfillment Operating System (GO System) orchestrating fulfillment in an omnichannel warehouse for a general merchandise retailer.
The GO System accumulates intelligence to continuously prioritize orders to fulfill through real-time interactions between GreyMatter software and a series of Ranger robots operating across a range of fulfillment tasks. Robots communicate with each other and with GreyMatter to inform and shape fulfillment decisions based on how actual operations on the floor are flowing with planned and real-time orders and store replenishment requests.
The GO System will orchestrate communications among the Ranger robots on the show floor as they perform many of the tasks required in a real warehouse. Featured bots are Ranger GTP, a goods-to-person mobile robot that transports inventory to workers for picking and packing, and Ranger Mobile SORT, mobile conveyance and sortation robots that operate in fleets to efficiently and fluidly move parcels from receiving through dispatch to avoid sortation bottle necks that can occur with rigid systems. In the demo, Ranger Mobile SORT robots will convey packages to separate dispatch areas based on destination, carrier and shipping priority level.
Capabilities demonstrated include e-commerce and store replenishment orders managed from the same facility, as well as e-commerce orders with varying degrees of consolidation complexity, such as:
- variability in item type, size, shape and packaging
- orders that include single items (“eaches”), cases and pallets
- orders that include items tracked by serial numbers or lot numbers, and
- orders that combine both fast-moving seasonal fashion items and slower-moving staple fashion items
GreyOrange Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Samay Kohli noted, “Technology built for a previous era simply can’t keep up with immediate e-commerce demands. Software and robots built together with the same underlying intelligence meaningfully advances fulfillment accuracy, speed and overall throughput, modernizing operations.”
“Robots operating as appendages to traditional software systems help a bit, but ultimately are limited by the capabilities of the software to which they are attached,” Kohli added. “That’s why we take a fundamentally different approach, integrating the intelligence of the software and robots so that each continuously makes the other smarter.”
GreyOrange is a global company that modernizes order fulfillment through Artificial Intelligence-driven software and mobile robots built together so they cooperate in deciding on and executing warehouse activities that maximize payoffs and minimize tradeoffs to create the highest yield. The company’s next era Fulfillment Operating System driven by always-solving GreyMatter software considers predictive and real-time data regarding orders, promises, inventory, shipping windows, and resources to orchestrate how workers and robots work as a team to fulfill the right orders at the right time. GreyOrange experts help organizations master fulfillment in the Age of Immediacy so they keep promises, capture more revenue, and improve work experiences for warehouse employees. GreyOrange has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan, and India. www.GreyOrange.com