Geek+ robots help Walmart easily handle their massive quantity of SKUs, improving their picking efficiency by about 3.5 times
Walmart is a multinational retail corporation and the number 1 Fortune 500 company. It operates 8,500 stores worldwide, more than 400 stores in China, 18 logistics distribution centers, and has dozens of new stores opening each year.
As the world largest retail chain operating different hypermarket chains and discount stores Walmart faces a variety of challenges with its warehouses including:
This is the first time Walmart has used robotic solutions in its warehouses. Geek+ implemented a pilot project in Walmart’s Shenzhen Distribution Center to test the efficiency and adaptability of the Geek+ Picking System with Wal-Mart’s existing operations.
Geek+ deployed 6 picking robots in a 200 square meter pilot area, used for loading and unloading shelves, replenishing shelves, inventory, and performing outbound operations according to order instructions.