From PECM (Issue 44)
In December 2019, GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfillment operations, announced the release of its latest Fulfillment Operating System, which integrates GreyMatter software with the company’s series of mobile robots.
This release embodies capabilities that optimise 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 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 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.