The warehouse logistics turned out to be the bottleneck for grocery delivery services in the increased demand period. The companies unable to deliver the orders within a short period lose their income together with loyal customers. Ronavi Robotics Company (a member of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies) producing the logistic robots for moving the goods around the warehouse believes that a robotized warehouse is a way of preventing the failures of the order picking facilities.
As it is supposed to be, the crisis highlights the weak points of any activity organization. The trading and logistic companies that commenced the robotization of their warehousing processes several years ago are speeding up the delivery in the pandemic situation, at the same time minimizing the number and density of the staff involved in the order picking processes.
Denis Kovalevich, CEO of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies
1. An order picker spends most of the time moving from one stack to another. At a robotized warehouse, the order picker remains at the same spot, while the robot fetches the stacks with the required goods. This increases the picker’s performance by 7-8 times from 70-80 picks per hour to 350-450.
2. Ronavi Robots are supplied as a service. This means that during peak periods the capacity of the warehouse can be easily expanded by adding up several additional robots. When the demand drops, the idle robots can be dismissed.
3. Storage density at a robotized warehouse is twice higher than that at a common manned warehouse. It allows increasing the goods stock without renting any additional facilities.
“In the next several months, robotic startups are expected to increase their production volumes. While those who preferred to ignore the new technological opportunities and continued investing into the old-fashioned business-running patterns, have to raise their epidemiological risks, increasing the density of staff at their facilities,” believes Denis Kovalevich.
Source: Media Office of TechnoSpark