Decathlon Triples Efficiency with Logistics Robots

Geek+ combines RFID+AGV technology in latest innovation, achieving 100% picking accuracy

The customer

Founded in France in 1976, Decathlon is a professional sports goods retailer specializing in the mass sports market, integrating the entire product chain of sports product design, R&D, production, branding, logistics and retail. With over 1500 stores in 49 countries, it is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world.

The challenge

The rapid growth of Decathlon's e-commerce business highlighted the limited performance of manual processes. Additionally, as a pioneer of the RFID technology,  Decathlon required higher picking efficiency and accuracy to meet its business goals.

Our solution
  • Geek+ provides innovative warehousing solutions for Decathlon’s massive Kunshan warehouse: an RFID technology based goods-to-person picking and inventory program
  • The project area is about 2,000 square meters, with 46 P800 robots, 7 picking stations and 7 single-point stations. The total inventory of the warehouse is nearly 300,000, involving more than 20,000 SKUs
The Geek+ impact
  • Shipment capacity increased to 40,000 pieces / day
  • Picking efficiency has reached 300 pieces / hour, 3 times the efficiency of manual picking
  • Combined with RFID technology, picking efficiency and accuracy has even more significantly improved
  • Innovative use of RIFD inventory: automatic inventory process to further improve inventory efficiency and accuracy, increase storage capacity and simplify warehouse management
  • Single-point station adopted to save the space and make the operation more flexible