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Swiss brands On and Verity innovate warehouse automation

Swiss brands On and Verity innovate warehouse automation
Swiss brands On and Verity innovate warehouse automation
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On, a global sportswear brand, and Verity, an AI and robotics company, are working together to improve warehouse operations and inventory management.

They aim to provide real-time inventory tracking by using fully autonomous drones in warehouses. This will reduce stockouts, misplaced items, and shrinkage, ensuring accurate and efficient order fulfillment for retail and e-commerce.

Verity’s system performs millions of autonomous inventory checks monthly in over 80 warehouses worldwide. The Verity team comprises leading experts in AI, robotics, supply chain, and drone technology.

Here’s a video about Verity’s drone innovation… 

Drones enhance inventory and sustainability

Verity’s fully autonomous drones are now operational at a US facility. They scan On products daily to ensure stock availability for customer orders. 

This initiative is already improving key performance indicators (KPIs) and supporting On’s goal of creating more sustainable supply chains. On average, Verity’s clients see a yearly reduction of 1,000 tons of CO2 emissions per warehouse. 

The collaboration aims to use new technology to improve operations and inventory visibility, with On integrating Verity’s solutions with its 3PL partners.

Caspar Coppetti, co-founder and executive co-chairman at On says: “Verity is a pioneering brand in the field of AI and robotics, and a perfect fit with On’s values of harnessing innovation for the benefit of the customer experience. By leveraging innovative technological solutions, we aim to improve our operations’ efficiency further, become a more sustainable brand, and take customer satisfaction to new heights.”

How are drones used in warehouses? 

  • Inventory Management: Drones are used to conduct regular inventory checks by scanning barcodes or radio frequency identification tags, providing real-time data on stock levels and locations.
  • Shelf Scanning: Drones can fly through aisles to scan and monitor shelves, ensuring items are correctly placed and easily accessible.
  • Stocktaking: Drones automate the stocktaking process, reducing the time and labor required for manual counts.

What is the role of drones in logistics?  

Drones are reshaping the way logistic companies perform their operations. Companies like Amazon are using drones to deliver to customers fast. 

The company’s drone mission dates back to 2022. It has shown the world that making deliveries in less than 60 minutes is possible, thanks to a drone in the sky. 

In April, Amazon unveiled that it would bring drone delivery to Arizona in 2024. 

In an exclusive interview with Locate2u, the world’s first cargo drone airline, Dronamics highlighted just how drones can make a difference when it comes to logistics. 

Severina Grozeva, Dronamics’ director of global communications and public relations said in the interview: “Cargo drones represent a huge opportunity for more efficient and cost-effective delivery, especially in the middle-mile and particularly in remote or hard-to-reach areas. Cargo drones can bridge the gap in access to goods and services for remote communities, enabling them to receive deliveries quickly and efficiently.”

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Photo Credit: Verity

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Sharl is a qualified journalist. He has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, including positions as an editor of a magazine and Business Editor of a daily newspaper. Sharl also has experience in logistics specifically operations, where he worked with global food aid organisations distributing food into Africa. Sharl enjoys writing business stories and human interest pieces.

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