WCS partnership sees drones piloted in retail warehouses

WCS partnership sees drones piloted in retail warehouses

WCS (Worldwide Chain Stores) has announced a strategic alliance with DroneScan, which will bring drone-based inventory management into its customers’ warehouses. DroneScan is currently being tested by Musgrave Retail Partners, an Ireland-based retail wholesaler, within its DC in Cork. The alliance is part of WCS’ bid to create a pool of disruptive technologies that integrate with its WMS CSnx application.

Joshila Makan, CEO WCS, says: “Robotic and automated technology is not the future, it’s the here and now. The opportunities for drones are vast in the warehouse, from fleets of drones transporting cartons from receiving areas, placing them directly into storage positions or placing them efficiently in staging areas for kitting. The ability to increase safety in many areas of the warehouse with these drones is a key value proposition. DroneScan is leading the way with the most innovative technology we have come across. We are delighted to be partnering with an organisation with their eye so firmly focused on gaining the biggest productivities and efficiencies within warehouse environments.”

Craig Leppan, Director at DroneScan, comments: “Integrating into WCS’ CSnx platform is the next stage in our progression, we are keen to work with a business focused on innovation and in this, our businesses are completely aligned. We look forward to a fruitful relationship in the coming months and years ahead.”

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