COVID-19 expected to accelerate warehouse automation

COVID-19 EXPECTED TO ACCELERATE WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION

From FreightWaves
By Vishnu Rajamanickam
May 06, 2020

Of the many structural changes that have happened within the logistics industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, strict adherence to social distancing has become one of crucial significance. Social distancing is easier said than done within supply chains, however, as logistics workers tend to work in crowded spaces. But with isolated working conditions becoming necessary, businesses are looking to introduce a variety of measures, including staggered work schedules and greater automation.

Over the past decade, warehouses have inched toward automating operations, which is in line with the idea of social distancing in the workplace. FreightWaves spoke with Jeff Cashman, COO of GreyOrange, to understand how warehouse robots can help fundamentally alter the way inventories are handled in the future.

“When you talk of touchless logistics, the key differentiation is when robotics gets integrated with the software. For touchless logistics to happen, the robot needs to understand where an inventory is located and handle it at any point in time. And the system should also be able to interact and work with the warehouse associates in real time,” said Cashman.

“There is a significant value proposition here as robots help improve social distancing at the warehouse.”

By increasing the number of robots working in a warehouse, stakeholders can reduce human workers and also effectively distance them during their shifts. Cashman explained that robots could also run inventories with high precision and efficiency, while minimizing touchpoints for a shipment.

GreyOrange has customers that have installed the company’s robots across large warehouses, with some running over 300 robots within one picking facility. Cashman explained that the insights gleaned from those customers show that software-integrated robots make workers more efficient.

“I think a robot plus a warehouse associate creates a one-plus-one-equals-three effect because of the efficiency that we’re collectively getting from the robots and the associates. The learning, confidence and technology understanding that the associates gain during this interaction is really making a difference,” said Cashman.

The post-COVID world would be sensitized to not put hundreds of workers together into a distribution center. That said, the growing trend of collaboration with robots would make warehouse workers more technology-inclined, which Cashman believes would help build the next generation of warehouse workers.

“Twenty years ago, it was a time when people started leveraging scanners over paper. Back then, that was how warehouse associates gained technology learnings to differentiate themselves from the rest. Now, it is about collaborating with robots. It’s always going to be about driving efficiency, and now it is also about creating a safe environment,” said Cashman.

One of the clear indicators of the pandemic’s impact is the spike in e-commerce volumes, as more and more people have switched to buying their products online rather than getting them at a retail store. This trend is widely expected to stay even after the pandemic, which would further strengthen the case of automating warehouses.

“The future would be about flexibility, adaptability and scalability for fulfillment centers. One day, they’d be looking to go omnichannel, and the next day, they’d want to depend solely on e-commerce. This needs a system that has software integrated into it and acts intelligent, while collaborating with associates in real time,” said Cashman.

Read the full article at FreightWaves.

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Welcome to the age of immediate commerce

WELCOME TO THE AGE OF IMMEDIATE COMMERCE

From Bdaily News
By GreyOrange
May 05, 2020

With click-to-door delivery in just hours now a reality for more buyers every day, same day delivery has rocketed beyond just a preferred choice – in 2020 it is fast becoming an expected standard.

Evidence of this can be seen with a poll conducted by Business Insider Intelligence discovering that 96% of consumers equate fast delivery with same day delivery, whilst 36% of people abandon shopping carts at checkout if shipping time is too long. Whether a business is replenishing retail inventory, or a consumer wants doorstep delivery, they are hooked on the new immediacy. For business, it means unprecedented opportunity, so long as your fulfilment operation is same-day ready.

Nevertheless, there is one issue that is commonly associated with the age of immediate commerce. That is the market to margin squeeze, with next day delivery costing 20% more than standard delivery for retailers. As a result of this, around 60% of online transactions include free shipping, so as to encourage people to not abandon their orders.

This is where technology come into play. Automation in place of manual processes reduces error rates, cuts the time it takes to complete tasks and improves scalability allowing warehouses to work at speed and efficiently. More efficient ways of working increases capacity to fulfil more orders than is possible with manual, labour-intensive processes. This opens the door to more business and thereby additional revenue and growth. Warehouses largely depend on their sorting systems to rapidly and accurately fulfil orders and it is here where we find automation, AI and robotics playing a central and transformative role.

Read the full article at Bdaily News.

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Expanding the orchestration of the data and actions across GreyOrange’s series of Ranger™ Mobile Robots (Pages 34 and 35)

EXPANDING THE ORCHESTRATION OF THE DATA AND ACTIONS ACROSS GREYORANGE'S SERIES OF RANGER™ MOBILE ROBOTS

From PECM (Issue 44)
May 01, 2020

In December 2019, GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfilment operations, announced the release of its latest Fulfilment Operating System, which integrates GreyMatter software with the company’s series of mobile robots.

This release embodies capabilities that optimise fulfilment for companies with omnichannel and e-commerce needs and increases store efficiency by packing replenishment orders according to individual store layouts and preferences. It also expands the orchestration of data actions across the Company’s series of Ranger™ mobile robots.

Ranger robots are developed in conjunction with GreyMatter software and use machine learning to adjust decisions and behaviour based on real-time observations. Additionally, maximum-life engineering ensures every Ranger robot delivers ‘last and learn’ value. Communication among the robots and the GreyMatter central system incorporates that learning, enabling the entire system to continue to get smarter.

Grey Matter intelligence is incorporated as a learning layer in the Ranger robots so that as they operate, they can adapt to what is happening within the distribution centre and externally, as order patterns and fulfilment expectations fluctuate. The robots communicate with each other and with the GreyMatter central system so it can continuously recalculate order fulfilment priorities and inventory movement patterns based on real-time factors such as order fulfilment commitments, actual fulfillment speeds, available resources and time remaining in dispatch windows.

“Ranger robots are developed in conjunction with GreyMatter software and use machine learning to adjust decisions and behaviour based on real-time observations.”

“Synthesizing GreyMatter with a family of individually purposed robots that are built to be collaborative with each other and with the GreyMatter hub makes GreyOrange unique in the industry; it represents the culmination of many years of intensive research and development by the Company,” said Akash Gupta, Chief Technology Officer for GreyOrange. “We’ve seen the performance benefits of designing artificial intelligence-driven software and mobile robotics together, so that each enhances the learning and adaptation of the other, rather than alternative approaches that simply interface software and robots,” he added.

By adding numerous adaptive-learning, self-learning, collaborative decision-making and analytics engagements to GreyMatter and the Ranger robot series, GreyOrange can more intelligently connect people, processes and technology to modernise fulfilment for throughput speed, scale, accuracy and yield.

Read the full article at PECM.

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Research suggests COVID-19 will push automation up the agenda

RESEARCH SUGGESTS COVID-19 WILL PUSH AUTOMATION UP THE AGENDA

From Handling & Storage Solutions
By Simon Duddy
Mar 26, 2020

IDTechEx says worker health issues and possible industrial action brings logistics automation into focus.

Last week Amazon announced that it planned on hiring 100,000 extra workers to meet the rise in demand for online shopping created by Coronavirus-caused shutdowns and social distancing. On 19 March 2020, unions said workers were demanding that Amazon takes their lives seriously. The night before a facility in Queens, NY, had been closed for deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for the virus. There are reports that some Amazon warehouse workers in Italy and Spain have tested positive. In France, several hundred Amazon workers protested to demand better measures to protect their safety. In Italy, there have been calls for a strike.

Amazon has issued a defence of its health and safety record here.

This and similar developments once again bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain, says research firm IDTechEx.

It has been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years. Its report “Mobile Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in Logistics, Warehousing, and Delivery 2020-2040” focuses on automation of movement in every step of the logistics and delivery chain ranging from a warehouse or a factory to the delivery of goods to the final customer destination.

Handling & Storage Solutions spoke to Jeff Cashman, SVP and global chief operating officer at GreyOrange to get his take.

Cashman said: “We’re all witnessing the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on our daily lives and on the economy and it’s difficult to imagine going back to business-as-usual anytime soon. COVID-19 is changing the fulfilment industry in real-time as it becomes increasingly critical to fulfil orders faster and more efficiently than ever to get critical medical supplies to those who need them most, including first-responders, hospitals and health care workers. Many companies are struggling to keep up with amplified expectations and demand as more consumers turn to ecommerce for everyday needs and essentials as “stay at home” becomes the new normal.

“Across the globe, warehouse workers, truck drivers and supply chain operations teams have joined doctors and other health care workers on the front line to meet citizens’ needs. Companies locked into rigid automation in their DCs can’t handle the shock of this extraordinary unplanned peak demand. Now more than ever we are seeing how essential scale, mobility and flexibility are in automated fulfilment systems.”

“A fulfilment operating system powered by AI, machine learning and smart autonomous robots like the one GreyOrange provides equips companies with the power and intelligence to quickly ramp up order fulfilment throughput to cover unexpected demand.”

“They can prioritise order fulfilment at scale, both predictively and in real time, by continuously considering the criticality of demand, inventory positions, orders, promise dates, cost impacts, revenue implications, labour available, time available and fleets of robots available. For example, fulfilling scrubs without also fulfilling masks and gloves is no good. Orders from COVID-19 “hot spot” areas must be fulfilled first. Software that orchestrates how robots navigate across a distribution centre, working autonomously or alongside people, ensures the right inventory is at the right place at the right time to fulfil priority orders, even through unpredicted peaks.”

Read the full article at Handling & Storage Solutions.

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GreyOrange Omnichannel Fulfillment and GreyMatter Command Center Featured as AI-Driven Software and Smart Robots Work Together at MODEX 2020

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.

About GreyOrange
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

Contact:
Penny Kozakos
202-390-4409
Penny.kozakos@wyecomm.com

GreyOrange Showcases AI-Driven Software and Smart Robots Working Together to Modernize Omnichannel Fulfillment at RILA LINK2020

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.”

About GreyOrange
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 Launches Next Era Fulfillment Operating System Driven by GreyMatter™ Software Integrated with Ranger™ Series Mobile Robots

GreyOrange Launches Next Era Fulfillment Operating System Driven by GreyMatter™ Software Integrated with Ranger™ Series Mobile Robots

Fulfillment Operating System optimizes fulfillment for omnichannel, store replenishment and e-commerce to modernize distribution centers –

ATLANTA (December 11, 2019) – GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize fulfillment operations, today announced the latest release of its Fulfillment Operating System, which integrates GreyMatter software with the company’s series of mobile robots.

GreyOrange is the only company that integrates software and robots built together specifically to improve order fulfillment throughput, scale, accuracy and economics. This release embodies capabilities that optimize fulfillment for companies with omnichannel and e-commerce needs and increases store efficiency by packing replenishment orders according to individual store layouts and preferences. It also expands the orchestration of data and actions across the Company’s series of Ranger™ mobile robots.

High-Yield Fulfillment

GreyMatter and Ranger

Ranger GTP

Ranger Mobile Sorter

Ranger Picking

Fulfillment

Ranger robots are developed in concert with GreyMatter software and use machine learning to adjust decisions and behavior based on real-time observations. Additionally, maximum-life engineering ensures every Ranger robot delivers ‘last and learn’ value. Communication among the robots and the GreyMatter central system incorporates that learning so the entire system continues to get smarter. The robots are:

  • Ranger GTP (formerly Butler) – Goods-to-person mobile robots that transport inventory from 220 to 3,500 pounds to workers for picking and packing;
  • Ranger Mobile Sorter (formerly Flexo) – Mobile sortation robots that operate in fleets to efficiently and fluidly move parcels from receiving through dispatch to avoid sortation bottlenecks that can occur with rigid systems, especially during periods of peak volumes;
  • Ranger Picking (formerly PickPal) – A picking robot designed to work in tandem with goods-to-person robots to either assist humans with picking orders or to pick orders autonomously in manned or unmanned warehouses.

GreyMatter intelligence is incorporated as a learning layer in the Ranger robots so that as they operate, they can adapt to what is happening within the distribution center and externally, as order patterns and fulfillment expectations fluctuate. The robots communicate with each other and with the GreyMatter central system so it can continuously recalculate order fulfillment priorities and inventory movement patterns based on real-time factors such as order fulfillment commitments, actual fulfillment speeds, available resources and time remaining in dispatch windows.

“Synthesizing GreyMatter with a family of individually purposed robots that are built to be collaborative with each other and with the GreyMatter hub makes GreyOrange unique in the industry; it represents the culmination of many years of intensive research and development by the Company,” said Akash Gupta, Chief Technology Officer for GreyOrange. “We’ve seen the performance benefits of designing artificial intelligence-driven software and mobile robotics together, so that each enhances the learning and adaptation of the other, rather than alternative approaches that simply interface software and robots,” he added.

By adding numerous adaptive-learning, self-learning, collaborative decision-making and analytics enhancements to GreyMatter and the Ranger robot series, GreyOrange can more intelligently connect people, processes and technology to modernize fulfillment for throughput speed, scale, accuracy and yield.

“Many companies are struggling to keep up with expectations for same-day and next-day delivery along with store replenishment runs that are required two to three times  per week or even daily,” said Samay Kohli, Chief Executive Officer for GreyOrange. “They are trying to meet modern fulfillment demands using software and hardware built for a time before Amazon changed the game for everyone by accelerating collective expectations. The idea that software and robots built together using the same intelligence is required in a modern Fulfillment Operating System is unique to GreyOrange, and represents the only solution built specifically to address modern fulfillment challenges,” he added.

Many of the enhancements in GreyMatter are centered on data pattern intelligence and the ability of mobile robots to operate at scale across a distribution center, including retrieving and placing inventory racks on multiple floors or mezzanines using elevator access. Together, GreyMatter and Ranger robots comprise a Fulfillment Operating System designed for fast-paced, high-volume, high-product-variety operations, unlike disparate hardware and software solutions built for an earlier time and interfaced together in a complex technology system.

GreyMatter further enhances prioritized order fulfillment at scale, both predictively and in real time, by continuously considering inventory positions, orders, promise dates, cost impacts, revenue implications, labor available, time available and fleets of robots available. The software then orchestrates how the Company’s robots navigate across a distribution center, working autonomously or alongside people, to ensure the right inventory is at the right place at the right time to fulfill the decisions made in priority order, even during times of peak pace and volume.

GreyOrange terms the outcome High-Yield Fulfillment, meaning the payoffs from orders filled and dispatched are greater than the tradeoffs from orders that could have been fulfilled earlier but were assigned a later fulfillment time by the system.

About GreyOrange
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 the work experience for warehouse employees. GreyOrange has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan and India. www.GreyOrange.com

Contact:
Stephanie Levinson
Stephanie.levinson@wyecomm.com
312-796-0617

Supply Chain Technology Veteran Monty Waltz Joins GreyOrange as Head of Global Sales & Enablement

Supply Chain Technology Veteran Monty Waltz Joins GreyOrange as Head of Global Sales & Enablement

Waltz brings global enterprise retail and supply chain expertise to shape global growth

ATLANTA, September 24, 2019 – GreyOrange, a global software and robotics platform provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to orchestrate fulfillment operations for companies worldwide, today announced Monty Waltz has joined the company as Head of Global Sales & Enablement. Waltz brings more than 25 years of enterprise-level supply chain and retail domain expertise to the Company as it expands its worldwide growth initiatives, particularly with global companies based in the United States.

As Head of Global Sales & Enablement, Waltz will work closely with GreyOrange’s global direct and indirect sales teams. His deep experience in value-based enterprise selling and strategic account management will shape Grey Orange’s go-to-market and account development initiatives. Most recently, Waltz was Senior Vice President of Sales at Revionics, a SaaS provider of price optimization software and analytics for retailers. During his 10-year tenure he led initiatives that increased revenue by more than 700%. Previously, Waltz led North American sales at Manhattan Associates (NASD: MANH), a supply chain technology leader, growing the customer base to more than 1,500.

“Automation and artificial intelligence within the supply chain, especially with respect to fulfillment, is only going to increase in importance over the next five to 10 years. What we see today is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Waltz. “I’m looking forward to combining my expertise in supply chain technology and retail to help GreyOrange improve fulfillment orchestration for companies across the globe in this exciting time of growth and development,” he added.

“Monty’s proven record of growing revenue through customer acquisition and expansion makes him a valuable addition to the GreyOrange team as we continue to gain customers and revolutionize supply chains through our unique combination of AI-driven software and advanced robotics,” said Samay Kohli, CEO of GreyOrange. “His experience driving sales and strengthening senior-level relationships across the retail and consumer product industries makes him a perfect fit for GreyOrange” he added.

Waltz’s appointment continues GreyOrange’s expansion in the U.S. by adding to the company’s leadership strength and industry expertise. GreyOrange’s U.S.-based operations include a software and robotics research and development lab in Boston, directed by co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Akash Gupta, and headquarters in the Atlanta tech corridor leading sales, manufacturing, delivery and operations.

About GreyOrange 

GreyOrange is a global company delivering an advanced software and robotics platform that unifies artificial intelligence, machine learning and Maximum-Life™ robotics design to optimize fulfillment and warehouse operations in real time. The company’s always-solving application platform, GreyMatter, orchestrates robots, people, promises, inventory and data to continuously adapt and accelerate accurate fulfillment in distribution centers and warehouses. GreyOrange experts help organizations master complex supply chain challenges so they can advance commerce and help their distribution employees thrive. The company has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan and India. www.GreyOrange.com

Contacts 

Stephanie Levinson
312-796-0617
greyorangepr@wyecomm.com

GreyOrange Partners with Eight Supply Chain Industry Leaders in the United States

GreyOrange Partners with Eight Supply Chain Industry Leaders in the United States

GreyOrange Delivers New Technology and Resources to Help Partners Better Serve Customers

August 15, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)GreyOrange, a global software and robotics company that leverages AI and machine learning to optimize supply chains, today formally announced partnerships with eight warehouse industry leaders in the United States. Avik ServicesBriczHy-TekInfo-SunMcCombs-WallS&H SystemsTREW and UST Global will join forces with GreyOrange to help sell, deploy and service GreyOrange technology.

“We partner with some of the most prominent warehouse logistics and supply chain organizations in the world, and our goal is not simply to optimize their operations, but to co-create a warehouse automation system that can scale to fit the needs of their desired future state,” said Chris Barber, Vice President and CEO, North America, GreyOrange. “We deliver the technology that helps them achieve the transformation that’s at the core of their business plans.”

These new partnerships demonstrate that GreyOrange is expanding to deliver the leadership and expertise their clients need to transform their businesses for the future. The company’s growth has been fueled in the past year by Mithril Capital, co-founded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, which led a $140 million investment in GreyOrange that also included participation from Blume Ventures, Mitsubishi, Flipkart and Project Verte. The funding has enabled GreyOrange to expand operations in the U.S. to include a research and development lab in Boston and the buildout of U.S. headquarters in the Atlanta tech corridor to lead manufacturing, delivery and operations.

From solution detailing to implementation and collaboration on specific projects, GreyOrange will work to provide its partners with business, technical, sales and marketing resources to enable them to grow their business and better support their customers.

About GreyOrange
GreyOrange is a global company delivering an advanced software and robotics platform that unifies artificial intelligence, machine learning and Maximum-Life™ robotics design to optimize supply chains and warehouse operations in real time. The company’s always-solving application platform, GreyMatter, orchestrates robots, people, promises and inventory to continuously adapt and accelerate accurate fulfillment in distribution centers and warehouses. GreyOrange experts work closely with organizations to master complex supply chain challenges so they can advance commerce and help employees thrive. The company has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan and India. www.GreyOrange.com

Contacts
Stephanie Levinson
312-796-0617
Greyorangepr@wyecomm.com

GreyOrange Hires Terrie O’Hanlon as Chief Marketing Officer

GreyOrange Hires Terrie O’Hanlon as Chief Marketing Officer

Veteran supply chain hire expands GreyOrange’s senior leadership and domain expertise to support growth 

ATLANTA – August 8, 2019 – GreyOrange, a global software and robotics platform provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize supply chains, today announced the hiring of Terrie O’Hanlon as Chief Marketing Officer. O’Hanlon will join Samay Kohli, CEO, and Chris Barber, VP and CEO North America, at GreyOrange’s U.S. Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. 

In her role as CMO, O’Hanlon is responsible for global brand positioning and influencer strategies as well as for leading GreyOrange’s market development, communications and demand generation programs. O’Hanlon brings extensive expertise to her role, including leading marketing for emerging and established companies in supply chain, healthcare, financial ecommerce, enterprise applications and cybersecurity. Her supply chain experience includes orchestrating a successful brand transformation for Manhattan Associates, a global leader in supply chain commerce, inventory optimization and omnichannel solutions, and for Steelwedge, a supply chain planning company acquired by e2Open in 2017.

“I’m thrilled to join a company that is revolutionizing outdated warehouse and distribution practices with modern, yet proven, solutions crafted specifically to drive commerce in this new era of immediacy and innovation,” O’Hanlon said. “GreyOrange is at the epicenter of opportunity: Market estimates reported on Statista show worldwide investment in commercial service robotics alone – not including associated software, data and services – will reach $10.8 billion in 2020 and $17 billion in 2025. Importantly, logistics is expected to be the fastest growth area for this investment, reaching 48% of the worldwide spend by 2021,” she added.

O’Hanlon’s appointment continues GreyOrange’s expansion in the U.S. by adding to the company’s leadership strength and industry expertise. GreyOrange’s U.S.-based operation includes a software and robotics research and development lab in Boston and headquarters in the Atlanta tech corridor to lead sales, manufacturing, delivery and operations.

Terrie holds an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University, New York, and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She sits on the Board of Directors for Revved Up Kids, a U.S. non-profit dedicated to empowering children against predators and abuse, and on the Women’s Forum Advisory Board for Tech Alpharetta.

About GreyOrange 
GreyOrange is a global company delivering an advanced software and robotics platform that unifies artificial intelligence, machine learning and Maximum-Life™ robotics design to optimize supply chains and warehouse operations in real time. The company’s always-solving application platform, GreyMatter, orchestrates robots, people, promises, inventory and data to continuously adapt and accelerate accurate fulfillment in distribution centers and warehouses. GreyOrange experts help organizations master complex supply chain challenges so they can advance commerce and help their distribution employees thrive. The company has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan and India. www.GreyOrange.com