Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association (HKSTLA) organized a seminar named “Robotics and AI Application in Logistic”. Around the world, the growth of e-commerce is spurring and it’s obvious that efficient storage and shipment in warehouse is crucial to meet increasing consumers’ expectations of fast and cheap delivery. Many well-known enterprises have begun to deploy intelligent warehouse to keep up with the trend. This seminar shared how robotic automation help logistic to achieve greater warehouse productivity and drive cost saving. The guest speaker was Mr. Lit Fung (Managing Director of Geek Plus overseas market).
Since I had only joined the last part, Mr. Fung had presented the different automation solutions included Traditional Manual Operation, Conventional Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) and Geek Picking System.
Then Mr. Fung explained sorting system that was Robots + Induction Workstation + Charging Station.
Two products were introduced. They were Steel Platform and Code Reading Equipment. Steel Platform (also called working platform) feature is all package structure which he design is very flexible.
Industrial code reading equipment use advanced image processing techniques, superfast image acquisition which could independently process parcel barcode in free position.
Many famous brand employed Geek’s solutions.
At the end, the product video was showed.
During Q&A session, Mr. Fung said their product cost only 30%~40% less than Europe product. Moreover, China had large volume for logistic pressure test so as to improve their product. For 3000 sq. meter (~30,000 sq. ft) warehouse, implementation cost was about $3 to $5 million but it needed to consider the throughput. He raise an example that could reduce manpower from 20 picking staff to 5 picking staff that $5million investment’s ROI was within 2~3 years! Preventive Maintenance cost is around 5~8% of project sum.
HKSTLA - http://www.hkstla.org/
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