Royal Lemkes

Royal Lemkes is the plant service partner of choice for major European retailers. They supply over 125 million plants to 4,000 stores across 36 countries annually. For its retail partners, a successful, future-proof plant category rests on optimization and cost reduction in the supply chain, quick turnaround time, and error-free performance. To achieve this and address the growing labour shortage, Royal Lemkes automates and optimizes its operational processes with Lowpad AMRs.

Details

Industry
Horticulture
Country
The Netherlands
Application
Picking
Model
Lowpad M

Specs

Type
Brownfield
Robots
78 Lowpads
Load carriers
Danish CC trolleys 
WMS
Customer owned WMS
throughput P/Hr
1000 - 1200 orderlines
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Zone picking with Lowpads

Challenge

Optimization and cost reduction in the supply chain

A successful, future-proof plant category for its retail partners rests on optimization and cost reduction in the supply chain, quick turnaround time, and error-free performance. To achieve this and address the growing labour shortage, Royal Lemkes automates and optimizes its operational processes with Lowpad AMRs.

Solution

Smart human-robot interaction

Together, Royal Lemkes’ 300 operational employees covered about 5,000 kilometers daily. The company now has a new, more efficient way of registering and distributing plants. Automating the process with Lowpads, the right trolleys with incoming and outgoing plants are presented to employees at the right moment. Staff no longer have to walk 16 kilometers daily or move heavy Danish trolleys. Combining Argos's data with Royal Lemkes’ software affords a unique opportunity: employees and Lowpads can work together seamlessly thanks to a targeted, data-driven approach that manages the entire order picking and distribution process. Employees receive clear information about which plants to move and which location. Lowpads handle the transport; employees handle the order picking. Unlike closed distribution systems, Lowpad offers an open system that enables humans and robots to collaborate successfully in the workplace.

"With the shortage of temporary workers, it’s becoming even more important to integrate robots into our operational processes. This allows us to manage these processes more efficiently and find a better balance between permanent staff and automation."

Cees van der Meij

Owner Royal Lemkes
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