GreyOrange has introduced its Fulfillment Operating System, which integrates GreyMatter software with the company’s series of mobile robots.
This release embodies capabilities that optimize fulfillment for companies with omni-channel and e-commerce needs and helps increase store efficiency by packing replenishment orders according to individual store layouts and preferences. It also expands the orchestration of data and actions across the Company’s series of Ranger mobile robots.
Ranger robots are developed in concert with GreyMatter software and use machine learning to adjust decisions and behavior based on real-time observations. Communication among the robots and the GreyMatter central system incorporates that learning so the entire system continues to get smarter. The robots are:
Ranger GTP (formerly Butler)—Goods-to-person mobile robots that transport inventory from 220 to 3,500 pounds to workers for picking and packing.
Ranger Mobile Sorter (formerly Flexo)—Mobile sortation robots that operate in fleets to move parcels from receiving through dispatch to avoid sortation bottlenecks that can occur with rigid systems, especially during periods of peak volumes.
Ranger Picking (formerly PickPal)—A picking robot designed to work in tandem with goods-to-person robots to either assist humans with picking orders or to pick orders autonomously in manned or unmanned warehouses.
GreyMatter intelligence is incorporated as a learning layer in the Ranger robots so that as they operate, they can adapt to what is happening within the distribution center and externally, as order patterns and fulfillment expectations fluctuate. The robots communicate with each other and with the GreyMatter central system so it can continuously recalculate order fulfillment priorities and inventory movement patterns based on real-time factors such as order fulfillment commitments, actual fulfillment speeds, available resources and time remaining in dispatch windows.