DHL Supply Chain is expanding its partnership with Locus Robotics, deploying 5,000 Locus Origin AMRs across its global network of warehouses and distribution centers. DHL claims it is the industry’s largest AMR deal to date. The addition of the AMRs will provide DHL Supply Chain with advanced automation to optimize operations, improving worker productivity, order accuracy, speed, and efficiency. The robots will be deployed across DHL Supply Chain’s global network, enhancing e-commerce fulfillment, retail replenishment, and pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics.
The AMRs provide advanced robotics and data intelligence to improve operational efficiency, reduce processing time, and improve the customer experience. The deployment of the new LocusBots will be fully integrated into DHL Supply Chain’s operations by the end of the year.
Locus Origin AMR is explicitly designed for collaborative, high-volume order fulfillment. The company claims that it improves fulfillment productivity by over 2x by eliminating unproductive walking time and ensuring order accuracy. Since Locus Origin does the traveling, workers are more productive for faster cycle times, improved ergonomics, worker safety, and overall workplace quality.