Geek+ and Körber bring smart robotics to Ariat’s supply chain

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Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) technology provider Geek+ has announced the deployment of AMRs at Ariat International, a footwear and apparel brand for equestrian sports, outdoor activities, and work industries.

The solution was implemented in collaboration with Geek+’s strategic partner Körber, a supply chain software developer.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Körber on this innovative project and excited to see Ariat enhance its relationships with all its stakeholders through the many benefits of supply chain fulfilment automation,” said Randy Randolph, vice president, channel relationships, of Geek+ America.

“With the integration of advanced robotics and AI technologies to its warehouse operations, Ariat is equipped with the needed efficiency gains, flexibility, and future scalability to strengthen its employee and customer experiences.”

A fleet of Geek+ AMRs have been deployed at Ariat’s distribution centre which will harness Körber’s software

By integrating Geek+ picking and moving robots into Ariat’s supply chain, the company looked to improve operational flexibility and order picking efficiency, while reducing labour intensity in its distribution centre.

Ariat hopes to achieve a rapid return on its investment and quickly establish an intelligent supply chain that meets increased consumer demand.

Matt Hardenberg, vice president of distribution, Ariat International, added: “Geek+’s AMRs allow us to move our employees away from repetitive tasks and towards more rewarding activities, resulting in a better working environment and bringing greater value to the services we provide our customers.

“We are very grateful to Kӧrber for their expertise and comprehensive technology that has helped us to reduce the physical stress for our warehouse workers and modernise our operations.”

With ongoing disruptions to the global supply chain, Geek+ said it will work closely with Körber to ensure that Ariat will continue to overcome pandemic-related delays, meet greater consumer demands, and improve operational performance.

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