A driver for accelerating the flow of goods and reducing costs for businesses and end customers
– Absorb excess activity amidst an unprecedented pandemic situation
– Staff off work, lack of resources or skills/training
– 9 miles covered per day for shelf restocking and the preparation of drive-in orders
– Remove cardboard packaging just before the store opens
– Eliminate unnecessary trips by optimising working time
– Increase the number of orders or sales units prepared per hour
– Increase or enhance the fluidity of drive-in order deliveries during the two daytime peaks
– Improve the speed and quality of shelf restocking before opening or during the day
Retail and cobots: the background
The logistics and retail field encompasses a whole host of procedures, methods and processes involved in the circulation of people, raw materials and goods throughout the supply chain and across the transport system.
During the current global pandemic, cobotics plays a key role for this sector, both reducing staff exposure to the disease and increasing the productivity of logistics sites. Lockdowns and social distancing have led to an increase in online orders. Large-scale technology rollouts will accelerate in the coming months to ensure that the same issues are not encountered again.
The opportunities for cobotics in retail
These types of robotics systems enable warehouse and supermarket staff to spend more time on value-added tasks such as customer satisfaction, reduce trips, accelerate delivery flows and provide help in everyday tasks.
These tasks include:
receiving goods, handling materials, item flows, sorting and storage, order preparation, packaging and delivery to customers.
Learn about the use cases of our cobotics solutions for retail
Automatic transport of pallets from the stockroom to the shop floor
Restock shelves concurrently and gain efficiency
HUSKY tows pallets and independently handles round trips between the stockroom and the store while staff work. Staff find the products at the end of aisles.
Automatic clearing of
cardboard and plastic
Improve the quality and efficiency of shelf restocking before opening or during the day
I put the articles on the shelves in the morning before the store opens, HUSKY performs autonomous rounds, I get rid of my boxes gradually and I concentrate on facing my shelves.
Up to 99.99% disinfection
of bacteria by UV-C
Ensure the health and safety
of staff and customers
Because my department handles enclosed members of the public, my last teams leave the premises and I initiate a scenario for disinfecting all visible surfaces by UV-C to kill up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses in just one hour over an area of 450 m².
Help with collecting and sorting heavy shelf-stable products for drive-ins or in-store
Improve the effectiveness
of drive-in collection and sorting
I prepare orders of heavy shelf-stable products, HUSKY moves on its own in the aisles and I have both hands free to concentrate on the items to pick.
Support for shelf restocking
Improve the efficiency of shelf restocking
When I have to go on my rounds to restock the shelves, I start HUSKY in follower mode and it follows me wherever I go. I can concentrate on the quality of my facing.
Automatic shuttle for trips between
store departments and drive-in
Eliminate unnecessary trips and gain efficiency in your value-added business
I have to deliver products to drive-in. I call HUSKY remotely, it comes to me on its own, I load HUSKY and it handles the delivery autonomously. I can concentrate on my job’s actual tasks.
Help collecting internet drive-in
orders in stores
Reduce collection times for
internet orders in stores
When I have to go on my “Internet Orders” picking rounds in the store’s departments, I start HUSKY in follower mode and it follows me wherever I go. I concentrate on the list of products to pick.
Delivery of orders to car boots
Gain over 7 orders per hour per HUSKY delivered to customers
I prepare the drive-in orders, I concentrate on the customer relationship and supervise the autonomous delivery to each car boot.