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US logistics giant upgrades smart warehouse with Fetch Robot

Introduction: Recently, the US logistics giant Ryder Systems announced the successful implementation of the upgrade of intelligent warehouses, which provide services to the world's leading consumer brands, providing customers with real-time visibility service experience through advanced automation technology. . Intelligent warehouses use advanced robots, autonomous vehicles, sensors, automatic identification and wearable technologies such as smart glasses and ring scanners.

In the context of increasing global economic competition, companies are now under pressure to increase labor and material costs, while responding to rapidly changing market demands. The core role of robots in improving efficiency and changing the mode of operation of enterprises is gradually being welcomed by all walks of life. With the development of robotic products, more and more companies are using this new technology to reduce costs and create new business profit models.

Recently, the US logistics giant Ryder Systems announced the successful implementation of smart warehouse upgrades, which provide services to the world's leading consumer brands, providing customers with real-time visibility through advanced automation technology. Experience. Intelligent warehouses use advanced robots, autonomous vehicles, sensors, automatic identification and wearable technologies such as smart glasses and ring scanners.

Logistics industry boom, Ryder deep-rooted three major businesses

According to Ryder Systems' earnings report, the company achieved sales of US$2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter last year. Compared with sales of $1.94 billion, the growth rate was 11.9%. The annual sales are estimated to be between $8.25 billion and $8.4 billion, and it is likely to exceed $9 billion in 2019.

As a top 500 logistics company, Ryder's business area has three main aspects, the first is fleet management solutions, including truck rental, maintenance, refueling and used car sales, for companies of all sizes Vehicle services to reduce the cost of logistics equipment in the enterprise. The second is a dedicated transportation solution that provides dedicated transportation services with strong maintenance capabilities and professional drivers. The third is supply chain solutions, including supply chain optimization, improvement, and management.

At present, in the three major business directions of Ryder, fleet management solutions accounted for the largest proportion of revenue, and the business sold more than $1.33 billion in the third quarter. Special transportationThe solution business was only $340 million, and the supply chain solution sales were $629 million, but the supply chain business grew the fastest, with a growth rate of 29%. It can be seen that Ryder Systems' main revenue comes from vehicle rental and maintenance services.

Joining Fetch Robotics to upgrade smart warehouse

Today, the rapid development of e-commerce, the demand of the logistics industry is detonating, which brings unprecedented opportunities for logistics companies. How can we seize new opportunities? Traditional logistics methods have lagged behind, and new technologies are emerging one after another. Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing, driverless, wireless communications and other technologies are taking new breakthroughs. More and more manufacturers are thinking about using these new technologies to achieve performance growth. Opportunities to respond to the needs of the future market in a new way.

This Ryder has a partnership with Fetch Robotics, using Fetch Robotics mobile robots in smart warehouses, reducing personnel input through robots, and intelligent management of warehouses. This is a new model. It is also an advanced model. Fetch Robotics is a start-up that offers autonomous mobile robot solutions that provide assistance to warehouse staff and Ryder customers, and cloud-based platforms for personalized support, making logistics systems safer and more efficient.

Fetch Robotics was founded in California in 2014. Founder Melonee Wise majored in mechanical engineering and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. One year after the company was founded, two robots, one Fetch, A mobile robot with a robotic arm, another called Freight, is mainly responsible for the mobile robots that transport goods. At present, the company has completed the B round of financing, and the accumulated funds are close to 50 million US dollars.

In addition, in order to achieve the goal of the last mile of large commodity suppliers, Ryder Systems acquired MXD, which provides home delivery services in the US and Canada, including high value and very large items. Door delivery, such as furniture and other oversized cargo, is the leader in local white glove delivery and retail replenishment solutions.