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Bolloré Logistics, Infinium conduct autonomous drone cycle count trial

LBR Staff Writer Published 13 November 2017

Bolloré Logistics and Infinium Robotics have carried out first trial of autonomous indoor inventory scanning and stock-taking.

The partnership has conducted Infinium Scan trial at Bolloré Logistics Singapore's latest hub, which is a regional distribution center (RDC) for cosmetics clients.

Infinium Scan's fully autonomous drone solution will help businesses to attain intraday stock resolution. It has been designed to resolve stock checking turnover in a warehouse environment.

Bolloré Logistics can count the stocks within hours by using operations' break time to fly the drone to perform the cycle count.

According to Bolloré, the lack of external intervention in the system further reduces incidence of pilferage and allows the stock-taking procedure to be carried out in an accurate and efficient manner.

Infinium Robotics CEO Junyang Woon said: "We've been working on Infinium Scan for the past three years and now, we're finally ready to take flight.

"Today we are proud to present Infinium Scan, the world's first autonomous inventory scanning and stock-taking solution.”

Bolloré Logistics Asia-Pacific supply chain solutions director Nicolas De Vries said: "With this technology, not only do we expect our operations to have better ergonomics and productivity, we also expect to offer our customers a cost effective solution for faster and more frequent cycle counting, and perhaps eliminating the need of human driven annual stock-takes as well.”

Infinium Robotics offers intelligent and autonomous solutions in robotics and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for commercial applications across logistics and entertainment industries.

Bolloré Logistics is specialised in five services, including multimodal transport, customs and regulatory compliance, logistics, global supply chain and industrial projects.

Image: Infinium Scan trial has been conducted at Bolloré Logistics Singapore's latest hub. Photo: courtesy of Bolloré Logistics.