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inVia Robotics Launches Algorithm to Reduce Warehouse Congestion for Pickers

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July 6, 2022

Warehouse automation provider inVia Robotics has announced the launch of its Traffic Quality Index (TQI), a new algorithm of its AI-powered inVia Logic warehouse execution software (WES). The latest update aims to speed e-commerce order fulfillment by anticipating and mitigating the congestion of pickers in warehouse aisles. The company said TQI will be added to inVial Logic software versions 7.2 and later.

The new algorithm enhances existing inVia Logic optimization algorithms that calculate the most efficient routes for pickers to retrieve ordered goods and assign orders based on SKU proximity (limiting the number of trips pickers make to the same aisle). The company said the new algorithm intelligently anticipates the movements required to fulfill orders in real time, throughout the day. When the paths of individual pickers are predicted to overlap and slow down the process, inVia Logic dynamically recalculates those paths to avoid aisle congestion and slowdowns.

“At a time when consumer demands are intensifying for faster online order delivery, every second added to the fulfillment process is costly,” said Lior Elazary, CEO and co-founder of inVia Robotics. “As we continue to innovate and look at new ways we can leverage our AI technology, the Traffic Quality Index algorithm became a key solution to eliminating idle time and allowing for a swift flow of products. We are driven to continuously create leading–edge tools that help our customers better serve their customers.”

The new algorithm is also an example of how the company utilized data from its robot systems to create new opportunities and offerings for customers, whether or not they have robots in their warehouses. For example, avoiding overlap in the picking process is a core component of how the company’s inVia Picker robots are directed to navigate in a warehouse to reduce the number of stops and idle time created as one robot waits for another to pass by or finish a pick. This same guidance is available to human pickers using the inVia PickMate productivity tool that directs people on paths to pick, replenish and put away inventory.

For more details about inVia Robotics and its fulfillment automation system, visit its website here.

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