GreyOrange, a global software and robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise fulfilment operations, has partnered with Logistex, a provider of automated materials handling and WMS solutions for warehousing operations. The strategic partnership leverages Logistex’s influence in the UK market to support GreyOrange robotics-enabled fulfilment technology offerings in the region.
“Logistex has a long-standing history of supporting UK supply chain operations with technical expertise, operational support and a range of other supply and distribution solutions, making them the perfect partner to help GreyOrange drive UK operations and sales,” said Jeff Cashman, Chief Operating Officer, GreyOrange.
The partnership delivers solutions that combine Logistex’s LWS Reflex software with GreyOrange’s industry-leading AI-enabled software GreyMatter and Ranger series robots to expand both companies’ customer bases. LWS Reflex seamlessly unifies point automation into an integrated solution, providing management teams with clear, real-time visibility of overall operations and comprehensive management information through its complementary Business Intelligence system Analytex.
“As a global leader in robotics technology, GreyOrange in partnership with Logistex can provide UK customers with leading edge robotics solutions,” said Jerry Woodhouse, Managing Director, Logistex. “This is a strategically important development that meets the needs of UK warehouse operators facing the combined challenges of a rapidly moving ecommerce marketplace, rising costs and a reducing pool of available labour.”
The GreyMatter Fulfillment Operating System uses advanced fulfilment science to instantaneously evaluate order data and compose the best decisions in real-time to efficiently orchestrate people, processes and robots. The result is a fast, agile and precisely tuned operation equipped to perpetually meet the what-when-where expectations of every growing marketplace. GreyMatter rapidly responds to real-time exceptions and events, prescribes actions, and orchestrates integrated and frictionless performance across every fulfilment node.
As GreyMatter continuously assesses distribution centre performance, it deploys intelligent Ranger robots that are purpose-built to work with each other and people to handle a range of tasks across the DC, including transporting inventory to eliminate heavy-lifting and mile-walking for warehouse associates, supporting associates with picking and order consolidation, conveying inventory and packages, sorting packages by destinations, and transporting packages, pallets and trolleys.