Commercial Drones in Warehouse Management

Autonomous drones for Inventory Management

Boost warehouse productivity and safeguard your staff with autonomous stocktakes

Autonomous drones for Inventory Management

Boost warehouse productivity and safeguard your staff with autonomous stocktakes

Designed for:

  • CYCLE COUNTS

  • EMPTY BIN AUDITS

  • PUT-AWAY AUDITS

  • WMS INTEGRATION

Reduced Health & Safety risks
signficant cost reduction
increased staff productivity
integrated with WMS

Automated stock checks with warehouse drones

Move away from inefficient and resource-demanding inventory control processes to intelligent, cost-effective drone-based automation.

Deploy a fully autonomous warehouse drone solution to dramatically reduce human error, meet customer SLAs more cost-effectively, and never search for another missing pallet ever again.

Leverage autonomously navigating drones to automatically scan front-facing barcodes and map data to your WMS.

TIMES FASTER INVENTORY COUNTS

MONTHS TYPICAL PAYBACK PERIOD

How do autonomous drones work in a warehouse environment?

Thanks to ground-breaking technology, a network of inexpensive, commercially available drones can navigate through even the most complex of warehouse layouts to each individual rack location, without any human intervention and without any reliance on GPS.

Upon the drones’ arrival at each cell/bin, the front-facing barcodes of 1-deep pallets or cases are scanned and data is compared against WMS records – all completely autonomously.

How do autonomous drones work in a warehouse environment?

Thanks to ground-breaking technology, a network of inexpensive, commercially available drones can navigate through even the most complex of warehouse layouts to each individual rack location, without any human intervention and without any reliance on GPS.

Upon the drones’ arrival at each cell/bin, the front-facing barcodes of 1-deep pallets or cases are scanned and data is compared against WMS records – all completely autonomously.

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Distribution Centres & Warehouses

Autonomous barcode scans reduce demand for labour, equipment and time

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Third-party logistics

Improve customer satisfaction and meet customer SLAs at a fraction of the cost

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Cargo and freight forwarding

Easily adapt cycle count frequency with higher supply chain velocity

Why does drone technology make sense for warehouse operations?

As many warehouses expand in size, and the need for efficiency increases with the continued rise of eCommerce, businesses need to automate certain tasks to keep up with the demand.

Increased volume and velocity of inventory can cause significant problems that warehouse and project management teams must resolve. Without robust measures in place, inventory control can quickly spiral into a chaotic and costly operation.

Why does drone technology make sense for warehouse operations?

As many warehouses expand in size, and the need for efficiency increases with the continued rise of eCommerce, businesses need to automate certain tasks to keep up with the demand.

Increased volume and velocity of inventory can cause significant problems that warehouse and project management teams must resolve. Without robust measures in place, inventory control can quickly spiral into a chaotic and costly operation.

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The deployment process

Feasibility Analysis

This stage assesses the benefits, potential challenges, impact on existing business processes, sustainability and scalability, as well as determining the anticipated ROI and payback period.

The analysis phase is designed to establish and plan how the project will be deployed in the most effective way.

PILOT DEPLOYMENT

On-site implementation of a small-scale version of what will be the final solution.

This stage involves thorough testing to confirm stable and safe autonomous navigation of the drone from one aisle to another, consistent barcode detection, data communication between systems, precision landing on charging pads, etc. The purpose of the pilot is essentially to review, adapt, and fine-tune the process until both our team and yours are 100% happy with the outcomes.

PRODUCTION DEPLOYMENT

Upon successful completion of the pilot, full-scale production roll-out will follow soon after.

Multiple drones and autonomous charging pads will be working completely autonomously and in perfect harmony with each other to conduct cycle counts at predetermined times of the day. Scanned data is compared with WMS records and staff are notified of any anomalies. Empty bin and put-away checks are also completed, as required.

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