Software company Fortna has announced a new partnership with a warehouse automation firm to support its customers through improved order fulfilment.
The partnership will be used to rollout projects across the US and EMEA region, including robotic installations for retailers in the sports and home appliances sectors and goods-to-person sortation systems.
The two hope to provide customers with access to a flexible mobile robotic system informed by Fortna’s industry expertise and robotics company Geek+’s experience.
Other benefits the pair hope to deliver include increased throughput and improvements to employee wellbeing, as well as efficiency gains for customers in an evolving e-commerce landscape where solutions can be scalable.
“Together with Geek+, we provide our customers with a competitive edge through the seamless integration of automation and robotics into their supply chain operations,” said Robert McKeel, Chief Executive Officer, Fortna.
“The partnership between Fortna and Geek+ aims to accelerate supply chain automation, making it more efficient and cost-effective and increasing the timely delivery of goods to consumers.”
Integrated directly into software from Fortna, the robotics company’s products can reportedly now benefit from order priority adjustments in real-time, which the companies claim can enable businesses to adapt to operational changes more effectively.
What’s more, through this coordination, the software can also be used to assign tasks through a ‘best-fit automation’ model to optimise workflows and cut picking costs.
Geek+ was a finalist at the first-ever Robotics & Automation Awards in the Best Use of Robotics or Automation in Retail and Innovation in the Warehouse categories. Read the full list of winners for the inaugural Robotics & Automation Awards – the most exciting new event for those working in the robotics and automation sectors! Check out exclusive coverage of the night in the November 2023 issue of Robotics & Automation.