Ocado Group (Ocado) has announced its subsidiary Ocado Intelligent Automation (OIA) will provide automated fulfilment technology for healthcare provider and pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Canada.
This is the company’s first deal to provide technology for a non-grocery retailer.
One of its key offerings are software applications powered by artificial intelligence (AI), which are needed to power its technical solutions long-term.
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Tim Steiner, CEO of Ocado Group, said: “Today represents a new and exciting milestone as we bring the amazing benefits of Ocado’s technology to the healthcare distribution and logistics sector. Our technology is ideally suited to supply chains that require dense storage, highly accurate inventory management and secure stock control.
“lt has been proven over 20 years in one of the most complex supply chain environments, online grocery, and we’re now bringing our experience and IP to more sectors. We are very pleased to be expanding in Canada.”
The tech solutions provider will receive upfront payment during the construction process ,with final payment set to be received upon final installation.
Ongoing yearly fees will also be applied for servicing and maintaining its solutions.
Ocado’s shares saw an increase yesterday after the announcement of the deal.
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