Locus Robotics and Manhattan Associates Partner
Locus Robotics, a maker of in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment warehouses, has partnered with supply chain and omnichannel solutions provider Manhattan Associates. In addition to facilitating the development of integration tools that will allow for faster, seamless implementations to improve productivity and efficiency for shared retail and third-party logistics (3PL) customers, the partnership also makes Manhattan a licensed reseller of Locus's autonomous, multi-robot solution for warehouse fulfillment.
"The value of using robots in the supply chain can be significantly improved when the ecosystem collaborates," said John Santagate, Research Director at IDC. "The benefits of robotic technology extend far beyond task level execution, when companies come together to collaboratively deliver capabilities, the benefits extend to all parties in the value chain."
"The sustained massive growth in e-commerce has left the supply chain industry at a turning point," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "Retailers and 3PLs are seeking autonomous mobile robots to solve their productivity, efficiency and labor challenges. By partnering with Manhattan, we can bring the Locus solution to customers more rapidly and achieve faster time to value."
The Locus multi-robot solution will be showcased at this week's Manhattan's Momentum 2019 Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Locus will have operational robots in action and will be unveiling a partnership with RightHand Robotics to demonstrate robot-to-robot collaboration.
"Manhattan is pleased to partner with Locus Robotics, a proven leader in the autonomous warehouse robotics market," said Jon Liberman, Vice President of Enterprise Mobility Sales & Services for Manhattan Associates. "Locus shares our vision and commitment to helping global retail and 3PL businesses become more sophisticated in supply chain and omnichannel execution through technology. We look forward to working together to deliver the latest innovative and results-driven technology solutions to shared customers worldwide."