Automation solutions provider Addverb has announced a partnership with Velociti Alliance to bring new warehouse automation and robotics applications to the convenience store and grocery supply chain space.
Addverb’s portfolio of mobile robots, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), picking technologies and software will be integrated with Velociti Alliance’s solutions to enable wholesale distribution centers and warehouses to increase their storage capacity and pick throughput. Systems such as Addverb’s Quadron Carton Shuttle, the Medius Multi-Level Shuttle, along with goods-to-person stations powered by Concinity (Addverb’s warehouse execution software) aim to improve efficiency by up to three times more than conventional mechanized and manually operated warehouses, the company said.
“We are constantly pursuing innovation that will address today’s challenges, anticipate future needs, and help American warehouses solve labor and resource shortages,” said Steve Hobbs, senior director of sales at Addverb. “Addverb’s existing experience in e-commerce, grocery, food & beverage, and micro-fulfillment, combined with the partnership with Velociti Alliance, will amply cover the entire gamut of industries. Our unified solutions offer immediate benefits to our clients while paving the way for continued innovation.”
Velociti’s solutions aim to help wholesale distribution facilities to better manage workflows, and includes several applications: CloudLogic (a game-theory-based system that updates picking and packing assignments within microseconds based on worker location and traffic patterns in the warehouse); PiecePick, which increases productivity and accuracy by batching orders and shortening the distance workers travel between picks; and SmokePick, which aims to create faster and more accurate cigarette picking, sorting, and stamping.
“Velociti Alliance is excited to be moving ahead with Addverb to design integrated solutions for next-generation performance,” said David S. Driskill, CEO of Velociti Alliance North America. “Our partnership combines world-class software and hardware into a unified solution, which will drive more profit to our clients’ bottom line. Since both organizations have C-Store and Grocery distribution in their DNA, our joint clients will ultimately win as we work together to advance modern distribution.”