Tecsys Inc. yesterday said that it has partnered with SVT Robotics Inc. to develop and launch an “out-of-the-box” integrated connection between its Elite supply chain software and SVT's SOFTBOT platform. The company said the integration will provide its customers faster deployment and lower complexity without the need for lengthy custom code development often involved in multi-system automation and robotics deployments.
“A company's automation strategy and equipment should be tailored to their specific use case, never throttled by the software, and that is exactly what this SVT partnership makes possible through rapid integration,” stated Peter Brereton, president and CEO of Tecsys.
“We want to give Tecsys customers native plug-and-play robotics integration capabilities today and into the future as this warehouse automation market evolves so that they will be ready to deploy the technologies they need to remain competitive,” he added. “SVT's SOFTBOT Platform will enable flexibility and freedom in a quickly developing industry.”
Montreal-based Tecsys provides supply chain management software for complex, highly regulated, and high-volume industries including healthcare and e-commerce. The company offers systems for warehouse management, distribution and transportation management, supply management at point of use, order management and fulfillment, as well as financial management and analytics.
Tecsys and SVT Robotics team to accelerate adoption
Bringing automation into a warehouse should begin with a needs assessment and design plan, which then informs the selection of hardware to meet those needs, asserted Tecsys. While some software vendors operate as automation resellers for a limited set of systems, Tecsys said its partnership with SVT empowers supply chain organizations to assess, design, and integrate across a wide spectrum of automation options.
The result is a warehouse operation powered by end-to-end warehouse management system (WMS) functionality and easily automated workflows using today's most innovative technologies, said the companies.
“Automation is becoming more important to power supply chains of the future, so it's critical those technologies are connected to a solid WMS with core warehouse management functionality,” said A.K. Schultz, founder and CEO of SVT Robotics. “The pre-built integration that Tecsys and SVT are developing connects to top-tier automation from leading providers, enabling Tecsys customers to customize and then rapidly deploy the specific automation they need today.”
SVT Robotics provides enterprise software for robot deployments in the warehousing and manufacturing industries. The Norfolk, Va.-based company said its SOFTBOT platform to integrate robots, automation, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in just days or weeks.
SVT has partnerships with automation providers including 6 River Systems, Fetch Robotics (now part of Zebra Technologies), Locus Robotics, Mobile Industrial Robots, OMRON, and OTTO Motors.