In this second blog, we present a case study of a 'AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot)' used in logistics warehouses.
We would like to share with you some ideas for use on why the introduction of an AMR equipped with SCiB™ can increase the picking efficiency of a warehouse and thus reduce total costs.
Kindly note that the following is an example of a simplified model and may differ from actual operation.
The AMR is a system that "controls AMRs > has AMRs lift and move goods shelves > makes picking and shipment", and the system's merits are as follows:
- can save time for finding goods, and moved quickly.
- can be system-controlled, so anyone can manage it.
- can be operated with a minimum warehouse floor space.
However, are there any concerns about the introduction of this system, such as
- AMRs are expensive, so they need to operate at high availability. This means that a large-capacity battery is needed?
- The charging time is necessary, so unless the units are available in large numbers, will shipments be delayed?
>>> The cost is totally high, so it is difficult to introduce the system.