GreyOrange teams up with Logistex to bring robotics to UK fulfilment

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Software and robotics specialist GreyOrange is partnering up with automated materials handling and WMS solutions expert Logistex to bring the next generation of warehouse intelligence to the UK market, the companies have announced today.

The collaboration delivers solutions that combine Logistex’s LWS Reflex software with GreyOrange’s AI-enabled software GreyMatter and Ranger series robots to expand both companies’ customer bases. LWS Reflex unifies point automation into an integrated solution, providing management teams with clear, real-time visibility of overall operations and comprehensive management information through its complementary business intelligence system Analytex.

The GreyMatter Fulfillment Operating System uses advanced fulfilment science to instantaneously evaluate order data and compose the best decisions in real-time to efficiently orchestrate people, processes and robots. The result is a fast, agile and precisely tuned operation equipped to perpetually meet the ‘what-when-where’ expectations of every growing marketplace. GreyMatter rapidly responds to real-time exceptions and events, prescribes actions, and orchestrates integrated and frictionless performance across every fulfilment node.

As GreyMatter continuously assesses DC performance, it deploys intelligent Ranger robots that are purpose-built to work with each other and people to handle a range of tasks across the DC, including transporting inventory to eliminate heavy-lifting and mile-walking for warehouse associates, supporting associates with picking and order consolidation, conveying inventory and packages, sorting packages by destinations, and transporting packages, pallets and trolleys.

“As a global leader in robotics technology, GreyOrange in partnership with Logistex can provide UK customers with leading edge robotics solutions,” commented Jerry Woodhouse, Managing Director, Logistex. “This is a strategically important development that meets the needs of UK warehouse operators facing the combined challenges of a rapidly moving e-commerce marketplace, rising costs and a reducing pool of available labour.”

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