Locus Robotics has announced its new “data science-driven” warehouse automation platform, LocusONE. The Wilmington, Mass.-based company said LocusONE is designed to help customers operate and manage large quantities of multiple AMR form factors as a single, coordinated fleet in all sizes of warehouses.
The company added that the new software product uses proprietary data science to support the full breadth of material movement needs found in today's fulfillment and distribution warehouses. LocusONE is available through the company's robots-as-a-service (RaaS) business model and can be easily added to the Locus Origin, Vector, and Max AMRs, the company said. It also can be integrated into a diverse range of warehouse management systems (WMS).
The company has been showcasing the new technology at its booth at ProMat this week in Chicago. Its booth is located at S2303. The company added the theme of its booth is “Vision, Intelligence, Results,” which it said was chosen to highlight Locus Robotics’ commitment to delivering actionable intelligence in an innovative solution to drive results for customers.
LocusONE takes advantage of LocusView reporting system
The new platform includes Locus’ LocusView, a real-reporting system that gives customers key metric data across two dozen reports and real-time dashboards. With these reporting tools, customers gain actionable insights into labor guidance, predictive insights for work completion, operational comparisons against targets or time periods, order pool tracking and guidance, mission analysis and optimization, key performance visualization, and more, according to Locus Robotics.
“LocusONE makes it easy to deploy and manage large numbers of AMRs — and multiple form factors — within very large warehouses to work together as a single, orchestrated fleet,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “Based on Locus's proprietary data science engine, LocusONE enables operators to gain the flexibility and critical business intelligence needed to efficiently handle material payloads from 3 ounces to 3,000 pounds.”
Locus Robotics customer see value in company’s reporting systems
The LocusONE platform supports a thousand or more robots, operating in sites as large as one million square feet or more, executing multiple use cases simultaneously in a single, intelligent, and orchestrated solution, the company noted.
With LocusONE, LocusBots can complete an array of tasks — including each picking and putaway, case picking and putaway, replenishment, pallet building, routine routes, point-to-point transport, counting, and more — within a single warehouse.
“Locus lets DHL Supply Chain deploy the right bot for our customers' varied needs, all centrally coordinated and managed on one platform, said Sally Miller, chief information office at DHL Supply Chain North America. With Locus's powerful data science strategy, delivered through the LocusView dashboards, LocusONE plays an important role in providing the key business intelligence insight we need to optimize operational efficiency and improve service quality for our customers.”
The company cited a report from Peerless Research Group, which found that nearly half of respondents said they would prefer to buy their robotics solution as an entire integrated system that includes hardware, software, support, and maintenance.
“The LocusONE platform enables Kenco to create a seamless fulfillment experience that delivers enhanced productivity, while improving employee morale and visibility. We rely on the LocusView dashboards to monitor progress and inform our labor management throughout the day,” said Kristi Montgomery, vice president, innovation, research and development at Kenco Logistics. “LocusONE's real-time insights allow us to delight our customers, and that's what matters most to Kenco.”
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