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To Make Your Supply Chain Greener, Start With an AGV

To Make Your Supply Chain Greener, Start With an AGV

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The environmental materials industry holds significant value in terms of its potential economic, environmental, and social impact. The market share for environmental materials is substantial and has been expanding rapidly in recent years. Driven by increasing environmental concerns, government regulations, and consumer demand for sustainable products, the demand for an autonomous supply chain becomes urgent so as to the traditional one.



VisionNav has just successfully assisted our clients in embracing industrial changes, upgrading internal logistics automation management, efficiently improving material transportation efficiency, and achieving digitalization upgrades. Our clients sell products that focus on functional new materials, with low-carbon emissions reduction design and technological innovation at their core. Their business covers hundreds of countries and regions worldwide. In response to the growing global business volume and the demand for transformation and upgrading of the new materials industry, they hope to bring about more advanced production and manufacturing models by reforming their internal logistics.


Our AGV project is onsite to deal with a large volume of finished material and conduct transportation and high-rise warehousing over 6 meters high in the inbound/outbound processes on a daily basis.




After onsite evaluation, VisionNav introduced the VNR 25 forklift and the Robot Control System (RCS) 2.0 to our client. This system can handle automated inbound and outbound tasks for finished goods, integrate with the client's Warehouse Management System (WMS), and enable real-time synchronization of logistics and material information, thereby achieving internal logistics automation.



Project Workflow

This project transformed the warehouse into a finished goods storage, which included the transfer and inbound/outbound of finished products from various workshops and the rolling workshops. VisionNav's RCS2.0 system integrates with the client's WMS system to achieve synchronized and updated material information. In the process of finished goods inbound, the VNR 25 autonomous forklift, guided by automatic sensing doors, will proceed to the finished goods buffer area, pick up the materials, and store them on the high-level shelves in the warehouse.



Finished Goods Inbound

The inbound process of finished goods involves storing finished products produced in other workshops in the warehouse. When the finished goods are brought to the buffer area shelves, a manual operator will use a PDA scanner to scan and upload the information on the finished goods to the client's WMS system. The WMS system then will generate an inbound task based on the attributes of the finished goods materials and send it to VisionNav's RCS2.0 system to schedule a VNR 25 autonomous forklift to execute the inbound task for the rest of the finished goods.



Calendered Goods Inbound

The finished goods are manually stacked in a cone shape on pallets. Then, the code on the ground is scanned via a PDA, and the material information will be uploaded to the client's WMS system. The WMS system generates an inbound task based on the information of the finished goods materials and sends it to the RCS2.0 system and then delivers to the VNR 25 forklift to proceed to the buffer area, pick up the materials, and transport them to the finished goods warehouse.



Finished Goods Outbound

When there is a demand for material outbound, the client's WMS system filters the corresponding materials based on the shipment material information, including the order number, material type, weight, and other relevant information. The WMS system then generates an outbound task for the finished goods and sends it to the RCS2.0 system. The system then schedules the forklift to pick up the finished goods materials from the designated shelves and transport them to the designated station in the outbound buffer area. Once the outbound task is completed, the RCS2.0 will synchronize and update the information to the WMS system.



Greener Supply Chain

Our AGV project assists our clients in achieving integrated software and hardware automatic upgrades. It enables automated storage and retrieval for shelves above 6 meters high and automates the inbound and outbound processes for finished goods. Leveraging VisionNav's three-dimensional protection safety design for AGVs, it effectively reduces cargo damage rates and minimizes the risk of accidents during the loading and unloading processes. The system integration ensures synchronized updates of material information flow, enhancing the accuracy of finished goods inbound and outbound operations, and enabling automated management of the warehouse.



For a greener supply chain, it’s best to build on workflow already in place with adaptable innovation. There’s a lot of room for our supply chains to green up their operations. The gradual replacement of internal combustion vehicles with electric models will eventually make a huge difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. VisionNav is dedicated to contributing its expertise and efforts to make a positive impact with its advanced technologies and solutions to various industries and businesses.


About VisionNav Robotics

VisionNav® Robotics is a global supplier of autonomous industrial vehicles and intralogistics automation solutions. Based on AI&Machine Learning, Environmental Perception, Deep Machine Learning, and Servo Control technology, VisionNav has developed nine product series for full-stack scenarios to automate industry logistics. VisionNav has served more than 30 countries and deployed 350+ projects around the globe, and partners with 50+ Fortune 500 companies, covering auto manufacturing, tire, food, petrochemical, e-commerce, 3PL, pharmaceutical, and other industries.


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