Mail orders have reached the traditional consumer packaged goods market and include monthly subscriptions for our favorite clothing, products and toys as well as seasonal specials from CPGs.
While millions of us order things, we want them to be somewhat personalized or unique. This means that the volumes are on the lower side and product mix changes.
In the past, detailed programming would have been required to automated this every time the items changed or the mix changed. So, workers line up and pick the items in their pile and pass the container to another worker who does the same.
Categorizing the process steps led to identifying repetitive pick tasks that use a cobot with Southie Autonomy’s flexible, no-code, Wand software and interface working along side people.
The cobot picks the required quantity of each item, placing it in slots in the box and then the box is moves down a roller conveyor and is closed by the human companion!