Denso Manufacturing UK (DMUK), a manufacturer of thermal systems for passenger vehicles, has partnered with robotics and data intelligence company Dexory to automate stock-taking at its factory in Telford.
Dexory, formerly known as BotsAndUs, has deployed its Mim robot at the site to support the manufacturer with automating its stock-taking and storage operations.
The fully autonomous robot moves through the aisles to check all rack locations, scanning stock and identifying empty spaces as it goes and locating pallets in real time.
Stock-taking is perceived as a manual and time-consuming process but, through use of Mim, this process can be completed faster and with greater accuracy, Dexory has said.
The robotic solution was designed to offer a continuous real time feed on components’ locations and occupancy status in the storage facility, meaning production can remain uninterrupted by procurement discrepancies.
Andrei Danescu, CEO of Dexory, said: “Working with the DMUK team has not only been a fulfilling experience, but has also provided the insights we needed to chase our goal to disrupt how manufacturers keep track of their components and storage operations.
“We are really looking forward to what 2023 will bring in terms of our plans with DMUK and the future evolution of our technology.”
The system works by comparing data gathered in the actual warehouse environment with the stock records in the existing warehouse management system (WMS) to monitor and manage inconsistencies and close the data loop.
Through its solutions, Dexory hopes to build warehouse digital twins that can offer real time intelligence to support error-free procurement practices and a disruption-free production line and supply chain.
To help achieve this goal, Dexory recently launched a combined data platform and robotic scanning solution to build real time digital twins for warehouse management.
The company reports that it has validated accuracy levels above 99%, marking the successful completion of a Proof of Value (POV) trial that it says exceeded established key performance indicators.
According to Dexory, DMUK is now considering a long-term deployment of its automated solution in Telford.