The joint efforts of Infinium Robotics and Bolloré Logistics started early 2017, resulting in a successful first-ever fully autonomous drone cycle count trial on 15th September 2017.
The Infinium Scan trial took place within Bolloré Logistics Singapore's latest hub, serving a Regional Distribution Center (RDC) for cosmetics clients.
Specifically designed to solve slow stock checking turnover in a warehouse environment, Infinium Scan's fully autonomous drone solution enables businesses to achieve intraday stock resolution. The lack of external intervention in the system further reduces incidence of pilferage. This solution allows the stock-taking procedure to be run in a safe, accurate, and efficient manner.
"We've been working on Infinium Scan for the past three years and now, we're finally ready to take flight," said Junyang Woon, CEO of Infinium Robotics. "Today we are proud to present Infinium Scan, the world's first autonomous inventory scanning and stock-taking solution," Junyang Woon adds.
Bolloré Logistics' partnership with Infinium Robotics has opened new perspectives for automation. The Group's direction of partnering with startups is aiming at becoming a leader in innovation, automation and process improvement to make the logistics industry a safer, smarter and healthier place to work. "With this technology, not only do we expect our operations to have better ergonomics and productivity, we also expect to offer our customers a cost effective solution for faster and more frequent cycle counting, and perhaps eliminating the need of human driven annual stock-takes as well," says Nicolas De Vries, Director Supply Chain Solutions at Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific.
"Our aim is to extend this technology across other customers in the region in future," Nicolas De Vries adds.
Using operations' break time to fly the drone to perform the cycle count, Bolloré Logistics is able to count the stocks within hours - which previously took operators several months.
"The technology has simplified the work life of our operators by being able to identify and resolve inventory discrepancies on almost live basis, reducing traveling and working at heights, and providing more flexibility in the use of Material-Handling Equipment (MHE) for other tasks," mentions Arslan Qazi, Solutions Engineer at Bolloré Logistics Singapore.
Watch the video of Infinium Robotics' demonstration at Bolloré Logistics' facilities here: https://youtu.be/5tIH5c6DuiU
About Infinium Robotics
Infinium Robotics is a tech start-up specialising in providing intelligent and autonomous solutions in Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for commercial applications across logistics and entertainment industries.
Founded by a team of passionate engineers, Infinium Robotics believes that robots are the answer to a future of infinite possibilities. With the vision that robotic technologies will soon occupy the forefront in the world economy, the team is dedicated to improving the productivity and revenue of businesses by creating robots, intelligent enough to operate autonomously or cohesively alongside human workforce.