Tompkins Robotics, a provider of autonomous mobile robots, has announced a strategic partnership with GreyOrange, a global software and robotics company, on a new “zero walk” solution which eliminates walking required by human pickers in the distribution center. By integrating Tompkins’ tSort with GreyOrange’s Ranger Goods-to-Person system, a warehouse pick station operator can fill a multitude of orders simultaneously and safely from a single picking station.
“This ‘zero walk’ collaboration takes ecommerce order fulfillment to pick rates never seen before by the retail industry,” said John Seidl, Retail Consulting Partner at GreyOrange. “With this new joint solution, ecommerce retailers can achieve picks rates exceeding 500 to 1,000 units per hour while also providing a more ergonomic work environment for associates, helping them attract and retain the best people. It’s really the perfect solution for all retail segments.”
The this collaboration pairs GreyOrange’s Ranger GTP system, which brings inventory to warehouse associates at a picking station, with the Tompkins’ tSort, a modular and flexible sorting solution that travels freely to deliver picked inventory for packing. The "zero walk" effect this solution creates is an alternative to traditional and other solutions that require human associates to walk a warehouse picking area to access a broad assortment of SKUs, then walk to a put wall to sort the SKUs to orders for packing. Integrating these solutions through GreyOrange GreyMatter software, the intelligence and decision-making engine powering and connecting the robots, creates a solution that eliminates walking for associates.
“This partnership demonstrates that Tompkins Robotics and GreyOrange are expanding to deliver the leadership and expertise their clients need to transform their businesses for the future,” said Mike Futch, CEO and President, Tompkins. “From solution detailing to implementation and collaboration on specific projects, the GreyOrange and Tompkins Robotics teams work to provide their partners with business, technical, sales and marketing resources to enable them to grow their business and better support their customers.”
About Tompkins Robotics
Tompkins Robotics is focused on the robotic automation of distribution operations. Our primary system, tSort, consists of autonomous mobile robots that sort a wide range of items and parcels to consolidation points. tSort is a portable, automated material handling sortation system that is creating a huge paradigm shift in the supply chain and how the basic distribution function of order fulfillment is accomplished. We continue to expand this core system with complementary robotic systems to automate processes in fulfillment operations. Our systems maximize performance with mobile, scalable, and flexible robotics solutions that grow and change on demand to meet customer needs. We create profit and value for our clients, making them more agile and adaptable to the highly dynamic changes in the marketplace.
GreyOrange is a global company delivering an advanced software and robotics platform that unifies artificial intelligence, machine learning and Maximum-Life™ robotics design to optimize supply chains and warehouse operations in real time. The company’s always-solving application platform, GreyMatter, orchestrates robots, people, promises and inventory to continuously adapt and accelerate accurate fulfillment in distribution centers and warehouses. GreyOrange experts work closely with organizations to master complex supply chain challenges so they can advance commerce and help employees thrive. The company has core operations in the United States, Singapore, Germany, Japan and India.
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