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Inventory management innovations
Save Mart Companies use inventory robots in-store
The Save Mart Companies have launched a pilot program, in partnership with Simbe, to trial the autonomous inventory robot Tally in select Save Mart, Lucky/Lucky California and FoodMaxx banners in the Modesto and East Bay areas.
Boston Dynamics unveils new warehouse robot
Massachusetts-based robotics company Boston Dynamics has unveiled a new warehouse robot called ‘Stretch’ that’s specialised in case handling.
Ox’s smart glasses, AR-powered fulfilment solution
Ox is a US-based order fulfilment software provider that allows companies to fully optimize their fulfilment operations by empowering their workforce to do more. It has benefited recently from an investment round that included MaC Venture Capital and Cortado Ventures, in addition to Vuzix Corporation.
DHL’s autonomous inventory drones
DHL Supply Chain Iberia has successfully completed its first test of autonomous inventory drones in Spain, in partnership with Hardis Group, a company specialised in the development of software and new technologies for the optimisation of the supply chain. The pilot operation has been carried out in its logistics centre that’s dedicated to wholesaler Makro, in the town of Quer (Guadalajara).
Aerial robots check warehouse inventory
PINC has developed a cloud-based real-time asset tracking platform, based on aerial inventory robots (drones) and an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network.
Aeon China to launch smart stores
The Aeon Group, one of Japan's largest retailers, is to launch a network of smart stores in China that are capable of anticipating what customers are most likely to buy when they enter the store.