ITOCHU’s Pain Points
Need to Increase Productivity
Before implementing our solution, the Tianjin warehouse used a manual paper- based method. This limited their ability to meet growing order volumes and created an operational bottleneck.
Errors were high due to their manual methods and error feedback was slow. With high expectations for inventory turnover in the apparel industry, errors caused significant economic loss.
Previously only retail locations were equipped with RFID. To increase visibility, ITOCHU needed to digitally upgrade the warehouse to improve efficiency.
Reduce Unproductive Walking
Autonomous navigation and path planning, AMRs relieve workers of long unproductive walks. This keeps them in the aisles where they’re most productive.
Increase Order Accuracy
Directed picking from on-screen prompts makes picking easier for workers. Helping them locate, choose, and store picks, AMRs simplify the picking process. Onboard RFID scanning also ensures orders are picked correctly the first time.
AMRs help ITOCHU consolidate picking, checking, and packing workflows. RFID scanning, label printing, and packing dispensers allow for an all-in-one process.
- Error rate from picking reduced by 90%;
- Units picked per hour increased by 228% from 140UPH to 320UPH;
- Onsite deployment completed in 2 weeks.