eStore Logistics has deployed Geek+ technology
Geek+ has been selected by eStore Logistics, Australia's largest 3PL e-commerce fulfilment business, to provide smart logistics solutions for two new state-of-the-art fulfilment centres.
The partnership will see over 200 of Geek+ AMRs deployed by the end of 2021, allowing retailers of all sizes to keep up with growing customer expectations and take advantage of Australia's e-commerce boom.
Serving over 50 of Australia's leading online retailers with a very wide SKU range meant that eStore Logistics was looking for a technology partner that could support its multi-customer business, flexibly meet rapidly changing SKUs and enable retailers to improve fulfilment performance while remaining profitable.
The Geek+ Goods-to-Person Picking System, empowered by Geek+ proprietary smart algorithms, uses P-series warehouse robots to eliminate redundant walking by picking workers, to improve picking accuracy, and to reduce labor intensity. The AI-driven system features robot task management, combined order optimisation for picking, inventory management, dynamic wave optimisation, and adjustments of inventory layouts for maximum efficiency.
Lit Fung, vice president of APAC, UK and the Americas at Geek+, says: "We are proud that eStore Logistics chose Geek+ for what has become the largest-ever implementation of AMRs in Australian e-commerce. By choosing Geek+, eStore can take advantage of our AI-driven AMRs to optimise warehouse operations, flexibly meet changes in demand, and empower retailers, regardless of size, with better and faster customer service."
After the implementation of an initial batch of Geek+ autonomous mobile robots in its fulfilment centres, eStore Logistics has seen a fourfold increase in efficiency as well as faster order fulfilment, and for some of the company's customers, the capacity optimisation of the Geek+ system has also led to a 30% reduction in their logistics costs.
eStore Logistics expects a payback in less than five years as the flexibility provided allows the company to flexibly scale and mitigate against risks associated with swift changes in SKUs and rapid growth demands.