Amid the labor shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, global logistics provider Rhenus is further automating its warehousing operations in Hong Kong by recently deploying Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs).
The Proof of Concept (POC) project is part of Rhenus’ ongoing strategy to deepen IT-based digitization by harnessing smart logistics to build a sustainable and robust supply chain.
The company chose Geek + as a technology partner providing advanced robotics and AI technologies.
The Rhenus Hong Kong warehouse will use Geek + Goods-to-person solutions. Robots will be used as part of the system to automatically deliver goods to operators, with 99.99% accuracy. The solution also maximizes warehouse storage as aisle space is minimized.
“Our aim is to provide the best and most innovative logistics service to achieve faster and more flexible movement of goods, to meet the rapid growth of e-commerce. By working closely with Geek +, we not only achieve warehouse digitization, but we also improve operational efficiency and accuracy, resulting in greater savings for customers in the long run, ”said Cliff Xu, CEO by Rhenus Air & Ocean Greater China.
With the Geek + solution, Rhenus Hong Kong can handle large order volumes, respond flexibly to rapidly changing SKUs, and improve order fulfillment performance. The Hong Kong site will be Rhenus’ first smart warehouse in Asia-Pacific.
One of the hallmarks of the AI-based system are the proprietary algorithms of Geek +. They optimize order combinations and adjust inventory layout in real time, maximizing efficiency. In Rhenus Hong Kong’s warehouse, more than 2,000 cosmetic product references are constantly classified according to their popularity and expiration date.
“We believe that upgrading the smart warehouse is the only answer to the rapidly growing e-commerce business and increasing customer expectations. We will continue to support Rhenus with tailor-made solutions that best match their multi-client business, ”said Lit Fung, vice president. , Managing Director APAC, UK & Americas at Geek +.