GXO more than tripled its use of collaborative robots in 2021; plans to add hundreds more in 2022 and beyond
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world's largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced today that it has reached a multi-year global agreement with 6 River Systems, a leading fulfillment solutions provider, to meet the demand for Collaborative Mobile Robots (CMRs) in its logistics operations across the U.S. and Europe.
"6 River Systems' Chucks provide a huge boost to the retention of our team members and deliver a substantial sustained increase in operational productivity," said Sandeep Sakharkar, Chief Information Officer at GXO. "This agreement fortifies our long-term partnership with 6RS, ensuring rapid deployment of popular productivity-enhancing warehouse collaborative robots that give our customers a competitive advantage."
GXO is rapidly expanding its use of technology to meet demand for outsourcing logistics from current and new customers. Along with productivity improvements, GXO's innovative use of technology helps recruit new team members by creating a safer and more engaging workplace.
"Our extended partnership with GXO proves that our wall-to-wall fulfillment solutions provide our customers with the ability to scale their global operations," said Rylan Hamilton, co-founder and co-CEO at 6 River Systems. "In less than five years, GXO has been able to utilize 6 River Systems innovations to address some of their biggest opportunities and create a trusted fulfillment ecosystem for their customers. We look forward to delivering great business outcomes to GXO with this new phase of our strategic partnership."
Chucks help reduce training time for new team members by as much as 80%. The collaborative robots use sophisticated sensors to navigate and are capable of operating in multi-tier installations, directing employees to the correct inventory on multiple levels, processing more goods and maximizing available space. They also reduce walking distances for employees and speed operations such as stocking, picking and sorting items.
To see Chucks in action at GXO, watch this video.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is the world's largest pure-play contract logistics provider and is benefiting from the rapid growth of ecommerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 120,000 team members across more than 900 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world's leading blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and ecommerce solutions, at scale and with speed. GXO corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.