Körber has announced plans to develop a new Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) programme to facilitate access to global providers of robotics solutions for its customers.
Some of the benefits it hopes to provide through the service are reduce operational costs and deployment times, which are achieved through the elimination of one large initial expenditure on robotics.
“The autonomous mobile robots (AMR) sector in particular, has seen tremendous growth in recent years,” said Joe Couto, executive vice president for robotics and 3PL at Körber Business Area Supply Chain.
“Customers across the globe are looking for solutions in various operational areas to meet spikes in demand and address complexities around labor, safety and warehouse associates’ wellbeing…Körber’s flexible robotics and accompanying automation solutions have brought scalable fulfilment operations to numerous customers around the globe, and now we are bringing it to the next level.”
The company sees its AMR offerings as a key part of its supply chain technology portfolio, with the new RaaS option intended to support a greater number of business access to its AMRs.
What’s more, the RaaS programme was also established to help companies build AMR fleets and take advantage of different AMR use cases from multiple Körber partners.
“The greatest benefit of working with Körber is seizing the opportunities of the digital era through a single source,” said John Santagate, vice presidents of robotics and voice at Körber Business Area Supply Chain.
“A lot of organisations continue their investments into automated technologies in the supply chain, but few leverage the potential of integrated solutions. More than ever, businesses need a partner with broad capabilities to conquer supply chain complexity.”