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3PL

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Automation in logistics provides great benefits in reducing the overall business operation costs. 3PL offers integrated logistic solutions, including storage, distribution, and cross-docking of goods. Short-term contracts with their customers require high performance solutions improving scalability and goods traceability. One of the major automation advantages is the ability to reduce arduous working conditions by eliminating and replacing low value-added tasks.

BALYO has developed a scalable solution for logistics distribution, integrating into existing infrastructure. Using WMS, BALYO robots can manage load transports, storage, cross-docking or any tasks which may streamline the supply chain process. Robotics today, must not only serve as a strict tool to increase efficiency, but also reduce the cost of customer operations.

INDUSTRY TRENDS

> Offsetting workforce deficiencies through automation
> Selecting scalable solutions without infrastructural revamp
> Optimizing storage/shelf height for a higher pallet density
> Increased throughput and goods traceability
> Handling different types of loads
> Define logistics safety as a key performance indicator

WHY ROBOTICS?

  1. ROI Benefits: Greater benefits with rigorous demands
  2. Efficiency: Streamlining workload
  3. Quality: Increased job accuracy
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HOW BALYO WORKS IN 3PL INDUSTRY?

An example of a typical application flow in 3PL industry would be:

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Driven by BALYO robot picking pallets from inbound lanes/unloading area and dropping to a conveyor area.
> Alternatively, a Driven by BALYO robot can also be used for picking pallets from inbound lanes/unloading area and dropping to a restock packaging area.
> From these areas, BALYO can deploy robots to transfer the final products to outbound lanes from where it is taken out of the warehouse area.

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AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive

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The Automotive industry has always been a pioneer in automation. Facing a decrease in traditional car markets, and an increase in electric and “greener” vehicle sales, the automotive industry needs to find new ways to reinvent its production model. The emerging monthly rental market pushes this industry towards a higher level of automation and integration to leverage cost and cars maintainability.

BALYO has developed a large portfolio of robots and services to match this increasing need. From supply and removal to/from the production chain , such as stamping and forming chains, dock loading/unloading, to storage of spare parts, assembly lines (body shop, paint shop, Integration of WMS, KPIs.). Automation must serve a strict production process where speed to market, just-in in-time and cost management are the key factors of success.

INDUSTRY TRENDS

> Highly flexible solution without additional infrastructure
> Data driven production with full integration
> Increased operator safety
> Supply chain digitalization: Improved  quality, overall effectiveness,  speed and reliability 
> Reassignment of labors to optimize tasks, supported by new technologies
> Adaptable production tools

WHY ROBOTICS?

  1. Safety: Secure operations
  2. Profitability: decrease in labor costs
  3. Quality: Less damages
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HOW BALYO WORKS IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

An example of a typical application flow in automotive industry would be: 

> Driven by BALYO Stacker carrying materials from foundry to a quality control area.
> Driven by BALYO also deploys tugger trucks to transfer materials from stamping to say, a cutting area.
> In a mounting chain line, driven by BALYO pallet trucks are used to move pallets from inbound areas to other shops (Example: Welding).

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E-COMMERCE

E-COMMERCE

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Smart warehouses today make use of IoT enabled solutions for real-time visibility during operations. This is the base for automation, and it comes down to improved solutions for warehouse management. Today, E-commerce industry  needs to tackle the demand of customers, availability, quick delivery of goods and improve logistics efficiency. By leveraging the benefits of robotics, E-commerce companies  can manage the order fulfillment process, streamline omnichannel business and improve throughput and autonomy.  

BALYO has developed a large portfolio of robots and services to match these needs. From logistics distribution, cross-docking, packaging, streamlining of supply chain processes and providing added value services with integrated ERP solutions. Automation today, must not only serve as a strict tool to increase efficiency, it must also reduce cost for customer needs.

INDUSTRY TRENDS

>  Offsetting workforce deficiencies through automation
>  Handle diverse SKUs
>  Use of robots in the warehouse to increase efficiency and accuracy in picking and packing process
>  Automating the supply chain process

WHY ROBOTICS?

  1. Long Term Economic Benefits: Lesser operating cost for high demand
  2.  Competitive advantage: Pioneers in industry 4.0
  3. Safer Operations: Operator safety of paramount importance
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HOW BALYO WORKS IN E-COMMERCE INDUSTRY​

An example of a typical application flow in E-Commerce industry would be:

> Driven by BALYO robot transferring unusually bulky loads, or loads with indifferent sizes.
> A driven by BALYO robot can be used to transfer pallets from inbound receiving to end of aisles/racks.
> Alternatively, they can be brought autonomously to a repackaging area and then further transferred to outbound storage area within the facility.

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CONSUMER GOODS

FMCG

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Staying one step ahead is vital for the majority of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies, while the rise of the internet is increasing pressure on prices, depth of range, product availability and customer loyalty. High levels of SKU rotation and the global push for supply chain optimization, drive the consumer goods industry to implement automation in order to maximize efficiency and streamline inventory levels. 

BALYO has developed a broad portfolio of robots and services to accommodate FMCG  growing needs. From transportation consolidation, cross-docking, protection against contingencies, smoothing of the supply chain and creation of additional value, automation not only serves as a strict tool to increase efficiency but also reduces operational costs.

INDUSTRY TRENDS

> Increased throughput and traceability of goods
> Increased demand of ERP/WMS systems
> Optimization with minimal need for infrastructure revamp
> Highly flexible and customizable solution for fast changing environments
> Omnichannel distribution with short delivery time
> Investments into IOT and data
> High rotation of stocks

WHY ROBOTICS?

  1. Profitability: Low labor costs
  2. Efficiency: Optimizing warehouse  operations 
  3. Competitive advantage: Pioneer in industry 4.0
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HOW BALYO WORKS IN CONSUMER GOODS INDUSTRY?

An example of a typical application flow in FMCG industry would be: 

> Driven by BALYO robot picking pallets and dropping them off to a packaging area.
> A driven by BALYO counterbalanced stacker can be deployed to transfer pallets from a conveyor to flow racks.
> In the same loop, a Driven by BALYO can also be used to bring back empty pallets from the flow racks back onto the conveyor area.
> Driven by BALYO increases operational efficiency with the help of robotic reach trucks used in distribution centers for racking.

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REQUEST A POC (PROOF OF CONCEPT) TO BALYO

DESCRIBE YOUR SPECIFICATIONS

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5 key points to take into account while writing your specifications

Here is a short list of advices you need to review before writing your robotic project specifications. Don’t miss it!

CHOOSE A ROBOTIC SUPPLIER

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5 things to check before choosing your supplier

Before making your final decision, here is a list of advises to choose a supplier based on your current needs, but not only!

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Request a demo at BALYO

You now know a little more about the players and technologies available, your robotic project takes shape and you want to see a robotic lift trucks in real life? It’s possible! Fill out this short form and make an appointment directly with one of our experts in one of our showrooms.

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Request a Proof Of Concept in your facility

You have been in touch with one of our experts and need to see what a robot is capable of in your facility? It’s possible! Complete this short form and book an appointment!

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How do you generate savings? Tricks to calculate your ROI

Customers usually compare the cost of purchasing a robotic system with the drivers salary which represents 80% of a pallet movement cost. This is a start, but this is not the only element to take into account.

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Estimate your cost savings

Today you can easily automate more than 80% of warehouse applications. Our smart and free simulator, MyCashBox, helps you to find your automation opportunities and get a quick overview of your potential savings.

YOUR FIRST ROBOT INSTALLATION

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Let’s start with BALYO

Now that you’ve ordered your BALYO robotic solution, the whole project team will be focused on delivering the targeted performance level.
BALYO teams will drive your success by providing you with all the performance analysis you need (Statistic Tool) to understand how your robots and human operators behave.
All along your journey, we will recommend the best optimizations to successfully implement your robotized processes.

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Your Project Kick-Off

Kick-Off
The Kick-Off is the first step of the BALYO Project Management Process. Prior to the Kick-Off meeting, our project manager will prepare a list of documents including the application-specific customer specifications, technical specifications, the project risk analysis & the project planning. Then, these documents and milestones are presented to you during the Kick-Off meeting.

Before your installation 
After an internal validation of the Software and Hardware bricks needed for your robotic project, the manufacturing process starts. In parallel, our project manager helps you prepare everything before robot commissioning: IT infrastructure & Software interfaces readiness, risk analysis recommendations implemented, site adaptations made, etc. Once the robots are produced, we perform an internal commissioning to test and validate all the safety and functional features before shipping the autonomous forklifts to your facility. All the results are obviously shared with you.

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Installation phase

Once the robots are delivered to your facility, the job of the field engineer in charge of installing your BALYO system starts: mapping of the building, routes design, pick & drop points design, testing etc.
During this phase, we validate all functionalities with you, as well as safety and interfaces tests/reports in real conditions. We also train your teams to work alongside robots in a new cobotic environment. The ramp-up of your installation is ensured by measuring performances all along the process until the handover milestone, where you officially take the lead on your robotic system!

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Handover

The handover formalizes transfer possession and risk from BALYO or its partners to the customer, meaning the system can be run without the presence of BALYO or its partners. The handover may contain “non-blocking open points” which will be dealt with in a final fixes phase. A non-blocking open point is an issue which does not hinder the system to achieve its contractual performance.

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Final Acceptance

The purpose of the final fixes phase is to close open points raised during the handover. When the robotic system is fully compliant to its specifications, the Final Acceptance is signed by all parties.

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Maintenance

Now your robots are fully operational, your main contact will be the service team. Organized by level of maintenance actions (base truck, hardware, software), our group of experts will support you whatever the issue is, ensuring continuity of your operations at the expected level of performance.

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Performance

Thanks to the BALYO Statistics Tool, you can track the performance of your system. Based on efficiency standards such as OEE or PackML data, our monitoring tool gives you the ability to follow and optimize your installation on a daily basis.

YOUR NEXT DEPLOYMENTS

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Your future needs

Usually, customers start their robotic investments with an installation of 3 robots (average). But keep in mind that our solution is designed to scale your operations up! After your first deployment, our experts are available to think about your future optimizations and new robotized material flows.
For example, after having automated supplies and removals of your production line, the next step can be to automate the vertical storage of your finished goods. Don’t forget, Robotics is a journey.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

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Evaluate market players and technology

Before investing your time in a robotic project, it is important to understand what are the trends of the material handling and AGV markets. Get an overview of the AGV player typologies and technologies by downloading our white paper.

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What applications can you cover ?

You’re thinking about a specific application for your future robots? Have a quick review of all the material flows our technology can robotize with an incredible product range.

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How a robotic project is priced?

This is the question our customers always ask first! As robots’ deployment requires an important investment from your company, it is mandatory for you to understand how a robotic project is priced.
Here is some key information we would like to share to help you out!