Locus Robotics, the leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, announces LocusONE, the industry’s first data science-based warehouse automation platform that enables the seamless operation and high-volume management of multiple AMR form factors as a single, coordinated fleet allows all bearing sizes. LocusONE uses proprietary data science to support the full breadth of material movement requirements found in today’s fulfillment and distribution warehouses.
“LocusONE makes it easy to deploy and manage large numbers of AMRs – and multiple form factors – in very large warehouses to work together as a single, orchestrated fleet,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. “Powered by Locus’ proprietary data science engine, LocusONE enables operators to gain the flexibility and critical business intelligence needed to efficiently handle material payloads from 3 ounces to 3,000 pounds.”
The LocusONE platform supports a thousand or more robots operating in sites one million square feet or larger, running multiple use cases simultaneously in a single, intelligent, and orchestrated solution. With LocusONE, LocusBots perform a multitude of tasks – including pick and put away, case picking and put away, replenishment, pallet building, routine routes, point-to-point transport, counting, and more – within a single warehouse. The data science behind the scenes optimizes the mix of tasks throughout the day to achieve optimal warehouse productivity.
LocusONE integrates with any WMS system to provide flexible and dynamic fleet management, allowing easy deployment of a mix of Locus Origin, Vector, and Max AMRs tailored to the specific needs of each warehouse. Regular enhancements are released as over-the-air updates to the Locus installed base from more than 250 customer sites.
“With Locus, DHL Supply Chain can provide the right bot for the different needs of our customers, all centrally coordinated and managed on one platform. With Locus’ powerful data science strategy delivered via the LocusView dashboards, LocusONE plays an important role in delivering the key business intelligence insights we need to optimize operational efficiency and quality of service to our customers to improve,” said Sally Miller, CIO of North America & DSC Digital Transformation Officer, DHL Supply Chain North America. “Partnering with Locus has helped us fulfill our commitment to continuous innovation and digital transformation across the supply chain.”
Locus’ powerful data science foundation enables it to seamlessly navigate hundreds—or even thousands or more—bots in a single footprint, as well as provide predictive and actionable management guidance—in real time—to dramatically improve throughput across a variety of use cases. LocusONE includes Locus’ award-winning LocusView package that delivers data-driven, actionable insights via more than two dozen insightful reports and real-time dashboards, including job advice, predictive job completion insights, operational comparisons to goals or timeframes, job pool tracking and guidance, mission analysis, and optimization, visualization of key performance and more.
LocusONE continues to expand Locus’ position as the industry-leading AMR for automating and digitizing warehouses, distribution, and fulfillment centers to efficiently meet rising order volumes, labor shortages, and rising consumer expectations.
“As warehouses become more complex, the ability to rely on a reliable data analytics strategy is essential to keep them running smoothly. The ability to provide a flexible, seamless, and proven AMR management platform to cover a wide range of use cases has become a must-have in the warehouse logistics industry,” said Ash Sharma, Senior Research Director at Interact Analysis. “This innovative platform demonstrates the importance of multi-form factor interoperability in today’s fulfillment warehouse and reflects Locus Robotics’ commitment to innovation, ease of use, and a comprehensive industry vision over the past few years.”