System Design

Characteristics

  • Item size and order volume tend to be large.
  • High physical load due to large item size.
  • One order sometimes does not fit into one container.
  • Different container types and shipping labels are required by the different consignees.
  • Tend to prefer to maintain high container utilization to minimize transportation cost. Need to take balance between container utilization and picking efficiency.

What Rapyuta PA-AMR offers

Order splitting

Order split feature

If one order does not fit into one container, the order is split into multiple containers. With WMS integration, our system keeps the item volume and size below the target threshold.

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Can handle various item shapes

In addition to various container sizes, you can put cardboard partitions.

Paper and Stickers: Printer integration

A Shipping label and packing list can be printed on paper or stickers to accomodate requests from the consignee.

Prioritize urgent orders

By setting the high priority, you can handle urgent orders ahead of others.

Characteristics

  • Small number of items for one order. Small size container is frequently used.
  • SKU tends to high, resulting in long walking time.
  • Quick trend changes results in high frequency of item location change.
  • High demand fluctuation and difficulty hiring warehouse associates.
  • Consignee tends to request the paper documents such as packing list.
  • Reverse logistics from the customer and to the supplier adds complexity.

What Rapyuta PA-AMR offers

WMS intergration

With the integration, our system can seamlessly handle product turnover (and free location system).

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Handle various item shapes

In addition to various container sizes, you can put cardboard partitions.

Paper and Stickers: Printer integration

A Shipping label and packing list can be printed on paper or stickers to accommodate requests from the consignee.

Co-existing with manual picking

To increase throughput, you can:

  1. Add more associates to work with AMRs.
  2. Run manual picking alongside with AMR picking.

Reduce walktime

Picker guidance system offers most optimal path.

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Replenishment

You can put the items to the shelf for returned goods.

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Characteristics

  • SKU tend to high, resulting in long walking time.
  • Batch picking is commonly used.
  • High variance in item size and quantity. One order sometimes does not fit with one container.
  • Need to handle urgent orders.
  • Wide variety of barcode (EAN code) types are used.
  • Small items do not have barcode.

What Rapyuta PA-AMR offers

Batch picking

Our AMR can handle batch picking in addition to order picking.

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Handle various item shapes

In addition to various container sizes, you can put cardboard partitions.

Order splitting

Order split feature

If one order does not fit into one container, the order is split into multiple containers. With WMS integration, our system keeps the item volume and size below the target threshold.

Prioritize urgent orders

By setting the high priority, you can handle urgent orders ahead of others.

Paper and Stickers: Printer integration

A Shipping label and packing list can be printed on paper or stickers to accommodate requests from the consignee.

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Handle different types of barcode

If the items do not have a barcode, you can add it with labeler (additional charge is applied).

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Characteristics

  • High variance in item size and quantity. one order sometimes does not fit with one container.
  • SKU tend to high, resulting in long walking time.
  • Low tolerance on picking mistakes.
  • Operation hours tend to be long due to the late cut off time to receive orders.
  • Need to handle urgent orders.
  • Need to handle medical industry specific barcode (e.g. GS1-128).

What Rapyuta PA-AMR offers

Allocate orders between manual picking and AMR picking

Based on the item size and weight, appropriate order will be assigned to AMR picking.

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RFID and weighing equipment integration

To ensure high picking accuracy, you can integrate AMRs with RFID and weighing equipments (additional charge is applied).

Order splitting

Order split feature

If one order does not fit into one container, the order is split into multiple containers. With WMS integration, our system keeps the item volume and size below the target threshold.

Prioritize urgent order

By setting the high priority, you can handle urgent orders ahead of others.

Handle different types of barcode

If the items do not have a barcode, you can add it with labeler (additional charge is needed).

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Characteristics

  • Each season has different items resulting in fluctuation of inventory area size and picking productivity.
  • Quick trend changes results in high frequency of item location change.
  • One logistics center covers various channels such as retail stores, outlet stores, e-commerce. Tracking the progress and productivity of various type of picking and hiring enough associates becomes more challenging.
  • Hard-to-predict demand spikes due to price changes and difficulty hiring warehouse associates.
  • Consignee requests the paper document such as packing list.

What Rapyuta PA-AMR offers

WMS integration

With the integration, our system can seamlessly handle product turnover (and free location system)

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Handle various item shapes

In addition to various container sizes, you can put cardboard partitions.

Map update feature

If the warehouse layout changes, the map can be updated quickly.

Performance monitoring

By checking the progress of the order picking, you can allocate optimal # of associates.

Quick productivity improvement

Even the new associate can use AMRs easily. With the short training, warehouse manager can quickly increase throughput.

Paper and Stickers: Printer integration

A Shipping label and packing list can be printed on paper or stickers to accommodate requests from the consignee.

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Why don't you actually see the robot first in demo?

The Rapyuta PA-AMR is demonstrated at Rapyuta Robotics’ office. Shelves are arranged similar to a warehouse, allowing visitors to experience how picking is done.

1Presentation (introduction of our company and explanation of Rapyuta PA-AMR)30 min
2Rapyuta PA-AMR Demonstration (Explanation of Rapyuta PA-AMR and picking demo)30 min
3Q&A20 min

Accurate validation by simulator

When considering the introduction of the system, the simulator allows the expected effects of warehouse automation to be verified in advance. Using an actual on-site layout, the software used in the actual Rapyuta PA-AMR is executed in a virtual environment to achieve a high degree of institutional verification.

Sample simulation

Sample output