Addverb, an automation firm, has announced a partnership with technology solutions provider Velociti Alliance to support the automation of intralogistics operations for grocery retailers.
Addverb’s product offering includes autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRSs), picking technologies and software, which will be integrated with Velociti Alliance’s solutions to support increased storage capacity and pick productivity for warehouses and distribution centres.
Labour and staffing shortages continue to impact global supply chains, with Addverb suggesting its carbon shuttle Quadron and Medius, its multi-level shuttle, offer three times the efficiency of conventional mechanised and manually operated warehouses.
Steve Hobbs, senior director of sales at Addverb, said: “We are constantly pursuing innovation that will address today’s challenges, anticipate future needs, and help American warehouses solve labor and resource shortages.
“Addverb’s existing experience in e-commerce, grocery, food & beverage and micro-fulfilment, combined with the partnership with Velociti Alliance, will amply cover the entire gamut of industries.
“Our unified solutions offer immediate benefits to our clients while paving the way for continued innovation.”
Velociti’s software solutions are designed to help wholesale distribution facilities manage workflows with higher accuracy.
Some of its solutions include CloudLogic, a game-theory-based system that updates picking and packing assignments based on worker location and a site’s traffic patterns and PiecePick, which batches orders to reduce the distance employees travel between picks.
David Driskill, CEO, Velociti Alliance North America, said: “Velociti Alliance is excited to be moving ahead with Addverb to design integrated solutions for next-generation performance.
“Our partnership combines world-class software and hardware into a unified solution, which will drive more profit to our clients’ bottom line.
“Since both organisations have C-Store and Grocery distribution in their DNA, our joint clients will ultimately win as we work together to advance modern distribution.”