DHL launches software platform with Blue Yonder
DHL Supply Chain has just launched a new “plug & play” robotics platform in collaboration with Microsoft and artificial intelligence (AI) driven digital fulfilment provider Blue Yonder.
The robotics platform significantly reduces integration time and programming efforts to on-board new automation devices into warehouse facilities, while giving DHL customers more flexibility in selecting suitable robotics systems according to their individual business needs. The solution leverages Microsoft Azure IoT and cloud platform services.
A first implementation at a DHL Supply Chain facility in Madrid has already demonstrated that the new platform can reduce complexity and accelerate the integration of robotic systems into an existing warehouse management system. At the same time, the platform gives customers greater flexibility in selecting and integrating different robotics vendors in one system. (mw)