Logistex, an exhibitor at Robotics and Automation 2023, has been awarded a contract by retailer the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) to design and install a solution to support increased productivity at its new e-commerce distribution centre at Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes.
The multi-phase project will see Logistex deploy its Warehouse Execution System (WES) Reflex, which was designed to manage the picking of orders across multiple zones across the site and provide full integration with conveyors, Locus Origin robots and automated bagging machines.
Logistex provides automated materials handling and software (WMS) solutions for warehousing operations. It specialises in storage and retrieval, order forwarding, robotics, picking and sortation systems.
Future phases of the project will include the deployment of an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), tote-to-person (TTP) picking solution based on Hai Robotics HaiPick robots and HaiPort Workstations.
John Munnelly, head of distribution, John Lewis Partnership, said “This an exciting partnership which will transform our Fenny Lock site, as we look for new and innovative ways on how to best serve our customers.”
Tony Gruber, managing director, Logistex: “We are delighted to be working with JLP on this strategically important initiative.
“It combines all of our key capabilities in one project, solution design, the deployment of our Reflex WES platform in a multi agent robotic based automation environment and complete project life cycle support. We look forward to a successful project and an enduring relationship with JLP”.