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XPO Logistics expande o uso da robótica inteligente no Reino Unido antes da época de compras de Natal

Lyon, France | November 19, 2019

XPO Logistics, the largest outsourced e-commerce fulfillment provider in Europe, has increased its use of intelligent robotics in the UK in anticipation of holiday retail volumes. The robots work alongside XPO’s employees to help manage inventory for distribution during the seasonal peak. The automation is manufactured by 6 River Systems, Inc., part of leading global commerce company Shopify and one of XPO’s key robotics partners in the US.

Os robots autónomos e móveis colaboram com os funcionários e adaptam-se rapidamente às mudanças na preparação de encomendas. Os robots guiam os empregados até à área de inventário correcta, validam os artigos recolhidos e transportam-nos até à estações de acondicinamento designadas. A tecnologia utiliza a machine learning para duplicar os índices de produtividade, em promédio, e para melhorar a precisão até cerca de 40%. A segurança aumenta ao reduzir os movimentos repetitivos dos funcionários e o tempo que passam a caminhar.

Mario Harik, chief information officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Our successful collaboration with 6 River Systems in the US has led to a seamless roll-out of the robots at our UK sites. Based on our pilots with retail apparel, the system handles peaks in consumer demand with near-perfect accuracy by complementing the work performed by our employees. The synergies are ideal for retail and e-commerce fulfillment this holiday season.”

“Our collaborative fulfillment robots are a strong fit with XPO’s high-volume warehouse environments,” said Jerome Dubois, co-founder and co-CEO of 6 River Systems. “This partnership has already delivered significant benefits for XPO customers.”

A XPO investe aproximadamente 550 millhões de dólares anuais em inovação, com uma organização tecnológica global de 1800 profissionais dedicados à aplicação das ideias mais inovadoras nas práticas comercais

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