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SEKO Logistics Leverages GreyOrange Assisted Picking Solution to Scale Up Warehouse Operations 

SEKO Logistics Leverages GreyOrange Assisted Picking Solution to Scale Up Warehouse Operations 

SEKO Logistics Leverages GreyOrange Assisted Picking Solution to Scale Up Warehouse Operations 

GreyOrange partners with SEKO to help provide efficient peak-time warehouse operations

SEKO Logistics (SEKO), a leading global logistics provider, is today announcing a strategic partnership with GreyOrange, a global leader in automated robotic fulfillment and inventory optimization software, to help scale-up its warehouse operations. 

The partnership, which will involve SEKO using a fleet of GreyOrange’s Ranger™ Assist Bots and GreyMatter™ fulfillment orchestration platform, will enable the company to both increase available capacity and throughput across its warehouse while also reducing operating costs. GreyOrange’s solution will empower SEKO to scale its warehouse operations to meet changing demand without having to source additional labor. 

GreyOrange’s GreyMatter™ fulfillment orchestration platform coordinates and assigns the work activities of warehouse robots such as Ranger™ Assist to maximize productivity, speed, accuracy and safety in distribution operations. GreyMatter™ matches robot agents according to work needs, including capacity and demand peaks, for seamless inventory orchestration.

GreyOrange will be working with Zebra Fetch Robotics, to provide the Ranger™ Assist bots. The Ranger™ Assist is an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that supports a variety of e-commerce fulfillment and wholesale picking workflows, including each and batch picking, as well as interleaving replenishment and putaway. Industry-leading on-board robot safety software and sensors enable the AMR system to be ANSI/RIA R15.08 conforming and carry the CE mark.




SEKO Logistics, which began in 1976 as a single-office operation in Chicago and now has a global reputation for innovation and first-class logistics services, has a special season’s greetings for the supply-chain industry: Get your shipments in order now for the peak Christmas holiday shopping season.

The Grinch causing this disruption: COVID-19, whose “lingering effects . . . meant that the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach were hugely congested earlier this year by the surge of importing, and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better,” according to a SEKO release. 

Compared to previous years, shipments need to be booked up to eight weeks earlier than usual, according to Akhil Nair, SEKO’s VP Global Carrier Management & Ocean Strategy APAC. “The current global ocean freight supply chain is facing huge issues, none of which seem to be going away any time soon, and definitely not before Christmas,” Nair maintains.

“Based on what we are seeing, the current port-to-port lead times are being impacted by two major factors. One, origin–shippers are unable to get equipment or space to get their cargo out in time. And two, destination–the port congestion is having a severe impact on schedule reliability. This is resulting in further delays–up to 20 days on major export trades from Asia.” 

Bah, humbug!