14.04.2017 - DHL Supply Chain uses collaborative robots

One of the parts of the Deutsche Post DHL Group is DHL Supply Chain, in the United States leader in contract logistics. DHL Supply Chain has recently announced that it will begin a pilot test, using a collaborative, autonomous robotics solution within the life sciences sector at a facility in Tennessee. This will happen in the next two months. The robots, called LocusBots and made by Locus Robotics, are being tested as a picker companion for piece picking order fulfillment in the warehouse. LocusBots work collaboratively and safely alongside the human warehouse staff. They help to quickly locate and transport pick items, so pickers don't have to push carts or carry bins anymore. Adrian Kumar, Vice President of Solutions Design, DHL Supply Chain North America, has stated the following: ‘We believe it's critical to identify and implement these types of advanced technology solutions in the warehouse, so we can seamlessly improve our customers' supply chains.’ And he continued: ‘DHL Supply Chain's initial implementation of this pilot program within the life sciences sector will inform the potential for broader deployment across different parts of our business. This is a natural evolution of our robotics program.