Supply chain specialist Körber has unveiled plans to launch a new Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) program, providing clients with access to a global network of robotics service partners.
The offering will provide unique opportunities to reduce operational costs and time to deployment by allowing customers to purchase robots ‘as-a-service’, rather than as one large upfront expenditure.
Joe Couto, executive vice president of robotics and 3PL at Körber Business Area Supply Chain, said, “The autonomous mobile robots (AMR) sector in particular has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Customers across the globe are looking for solutions in various operational areas to meet spikes in demand and address complexities around labor, safety and warehouse associates’ well-being. Körber has made it its mission to help companies worldwide respond to these challenges faster while keeping fulfillment time and costs as low as possible. Körber’s flexible robotics and accompanying automation solutions have brought scalable fulfillment operations to numerous customers around the globe, and now we are bringing it to the next level.”
Körber’s AMR offerings are a key part of the company’s extensive portfolio of supply chain technology, and the new RaaS option will provide broader access for organizations to leverage AMR capabilities. The decision also allows easier access for companies looking to build heterogeneous AMR fleets, taking advantage of different AMR use cases from multiple Körber partners.
John Santagate, vice president of robotics and voice at Körber Business Area Supply Chain, added, “The greatest benefit of working with Körber is seizing the opportunities of the digital era through a single source. A lot of organizations continue their investments in automated technologies in the supply chain, but few leverage the potential of integrated solutions. More than ever, businesses need a partner with broad capabilities to conquer supply chain complexity.”