Kerry Logistics deploys robotic fulfilment solution to meet e-commerce demand

Kerry Logistics has announced the introduction of six fully automated and programmed robotic butlers at its PC3 facility in Hong Kong to meet the demands of online shopping.

Kerry Logistics’ robotic butlers are expected to be deployed in the order fulfillment centre where sales orders taken from retailers or e-commerce marketplaces are being processed. Real time sales orders are transmitted to the robotic butlers via Kerry Logistics’ proprietary warehouse management system (“WMS”). Designated shelves are then picked and delivered to the pick station.

The system indicates the right items to be picked for shipments using a lighting system in which every item is tracked via barcodes. The robotic butlers are planned to operate 24/7 and with the expected ability to pick 280 items per hour compared.