Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 - Robotics and Innovation

Wagner Logistics implements warehouse automation software

Logistics News

InVia Robotics, a US-based provider of warehouse automation solutions, has announced that Wagner Logistics, a 3PL, has implemented InVia’s AI-driven automation software in its Edgerton, Kansas warehouse.

InVia’s software includes the newly introduced InVia PickMate tool, which is designed to increase warehouse workers’ productivity and accuracy by directing them to the most efficient route through the warehouse to take products from inventory to pack out.

In the coming months, Wagner plans to deploy InVia Picker robots to work in tandem with its warehouse workers to further automate its order fulfilment process.

A key component of the solution is InVia Logic, which employs AI to map a customer’s warehouse and calculate the most efficient paths for moving goods through the fulfilment process, from replenishment to picking to put back.

Wagner plans to deploy InVia Picker robots to work in tandem with its warehouse workers to further automate its order fulfilment process

InVia PickMate is a user interface that directs warehouse workers to follow these paths and pick accurate products to order bins.

“InVia’s system will double Wagner’s warehouse workers’ productivity with the introduction of PickMate and then quadruple productivity with the addition of Picker robots,” said Lior Elazary, chief executive officer and co-founder of inVia Robotics.

“Scalability is critical in warehouse automation and we are excited to be able to offer incremental efficiency with the implementation of our software followed by our robots.”

When Wagner adds InVia Picker robots to its warehouse, InVia’s software will continually adapt to provide optimised pick paths for both workers and robots, without the need for additional integration with Wagner’s WMS.

“We wanted to upgrade our processes to keep a competitive edge,” said Kyle VanGoethem, director of solutions at Wagner Logistics.

“Our existing warehouse software fell short of the accuracy and productivity goals we want to achieve, so we wanted smart technology that could meet our goals, grow with our business and integrate seamlessly into the warehouse. InVia checked every box.”

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