Lambert Vet Supply Selects Körber To Deploy AMRs

January 19, 2023

RaaS solution to mitigate labor challenges, increase warehouse efficiency, and optimize e-commerce scalability

Lambert Vet Supply, leading distributor of veterinary supplies in the US, has expanded its long-standing, trusted partnership with Körber by signing an agreement to deploy 24 autonomous mobile robots by Locus Robotics throughout its newly partnered warehouse network in Dothan, AL at Jeffers Pet Supply. The software-driven robotics solution seamlessly integrates with Lambert’s existing K.Motion Warehouse Management System (WMS) to drive both efficiency and workplace improvements.

“We are experiencing record growth in both our consumer and professional pet-care e-commerce segments while navigating unprecedented and unpredictable labor challenges,” said Tammy Schmidt, VP/COO, Lambert Veterinary Supply. “Being able to seamlessly integrate and ramp up and down, the Robots as a Service provides us with the needed flexibility and scalability to meet our growing e-commerce customer demand while maintaining a smaller dependable team of warehouse associates and reducing onboarding of new warehouse associates to minutes from weeks.”

The Körber led Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) allows for high scalability to keep capacities available and adapts quickly to peak periods. Moreover, the solution has empowered Lambert to account not only for improvements in efficiency and productivity but workplace improvements for employee health and safety. That includes minimal training for warehouse associates, ease of use through intuitive user interfaces, and a significant reduction of walking distance by approximately 50%. Thereby, Körber’s solution contributes to a safer and more ergonomic environment for all warehouse associates by minimizing exhaustion, stress, and the risk of injury-prone activities such as loading and pushing carts.

“Being a long-standing Körber partner and understanding our capability in delivering complete end-to-end software, robotics, and operational solutions, Lambert looked to us when it was time to take the next step in their warehouse digitization journey,” said John Santagate, Vice President of Robotics Software, Körber Business Area Supply Chain. “The subscription-based model is ideal for Lambert as it provides a fast, cost-effective, flexible, and scalable robotic solution that will drive operational efficiency – next to making great strides to take account of their associates’ health, safety and wellbeing.”

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