Robotic order pickers in Hong Kong

by MM&D Online Staff
Kerry Logistics introduced six fully automated and programmed robotic butlers in its operations to enhance fulfillment efficiency and accuracy
Kerry Logistics introduced six fully automated and programmed robotic butlers in its operations to enhance fulfillment efficiency and accuracy

Hong Kong–Kerry Logistics has introduced six fully automated and programmed robotic butlers at a facility in Hong Kong to meet demand from online shopping.

Kerry Logistics is one of the first 3PLs in Asia to adopt robotic butlers in its operations to enhance fulfillment efficiency and accuracy.

Real time sales orders are transmitted to the robotic butlers via Kerry Logistics’ proprietary warehouse management system. Designated shelves are then picked and delivered to the pick station.

The system indicates the right items to be picked for shipments using a simple lighting system in which every item is tracked via barcodes.

Currently, the robotic butlers operate 24/7 and can pick 280 items per hour.

The Kerry Omni Channel Fulfillment solution received the “Best Smart Hong Kong (Internet of Things Application) – Certificate of Merit” at the 2015 Hong Kong ICT Awards.

The solution incorporates robotic butlers, WMS, Pick-to-Light and Android-based EPOD to provide comprehensive order fulfillment for modern B2B2C and B2C businesses.