In partnership with drone manufacturer DELTA DRONE, GEODIS has tested automated drones in real-time conditions in its sites and is now ready to industrialize the prototype.
The solution is comprised of a quadcopter drone fitted with high-resolution cameras and a ground-based robot equipped with a battery. These flying drones use indoor geolocation technology to move autonomously and safely within the warehouse. They scan the barcodes of the pallets and their locations, report this data in real time, process it and send/retrieve it to/from the Warehouse Management System (WMS).
This innovative solution enables GEODIS to handle inventory in a 100% automated way during the hours when a site is closed. It therefore increases warehouse productivity, as there is no need to close it during inventory days, request additional personnel or stop all logistics activity. The solution also guarantees greater safety at work for the site’s employees – scanning pallets 12 meters high can be a risky task.
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