ATLANTA — GreyOrange, a global leader in automated robotic fulﬁllment and inventory optimization software, today announced the launch of its GreyMatter open API (application programming interface). The API enables any vendor’s robotic solution to seamlessly connect to the GreyMatter fulﬁllment orchestration platform, giving customers the freedom to choose the technology that ﬁts their warehouse environment.
Under the API, GreyMatter can now orchestrate autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and other execution agents from companies that have joined the GreyOrange Certiﬁed RangerTM Network (CRN) ecosystem. This group includes leading vendors such as HAI Robotics, Fetch Robotics (now Zebra), Mushiny Intelligence, Technica International, Vicarious and Youi Robotics, among others.
“The open API integration of GreyMatter makes it easy for any robotics manufacturer to partner with us and be part of our ‘platform of choice’,” said Samay Kohli, co-founder and CEO of GreyOrange. “GreyMatter API is an answer to the global demand for ﬂexible, automated fulﬁllment solutions that meet customers’ speciﬁc needs without limiting them to a single vendor’s scope.”
The Certiﬁed RangerTM Network (CRN) ecosystem enables GreyOrange to serve as a go-to-market partner for all vendors within the network, as well as the single point of contact responsible for customer satisfaction with the multi-vendor system operations.
The open API eliminates potential integration headaches as GreyMatter orchestrates the disparate robotic solutions, providing customers with continuous access to the most innovative technologies in the automated robotic fulﬁllment market.
The GreyMatter fulﬁllment orchestration platform coordinates and assigns the work activities of warehouse robots–no matter the vendor–to maximize productivity, speed, accuracy and safety in end-to-end inventory fulﬁllment operations. GreyMatter matches robot agents according to work needs, including capacity and demand peaks, for seamless inventory orchestration.
“GreyOrange is leading the transformation of the automated fulﬁllment industry through the democratization of robotic technology– providing global customers the absolute best technology practices and solutions for fulﬁllment operations,” continued Kohli. “The GreyMatter API supports our mission to help customers fulﬁll their customer promises by seamlessly connecting humans and robots through AI-driven software.”
GreyMatter utilizes real-time data and machine learning insights to orchestrate fulﬁllment operations based on service levels for the most efﬁcient movement of inventory in a fully integrated, end-to-end solution. The platform seamlessly connects AI software, smart robots and humans and instantly models the best decisions to drive optimal workﬂows and fulﬁllment. It considers high-performing outcomes and operational factors, such as order patterns and resource availability, to make real-time fulﬁllment decisions. Functions include assisted picking, vertical space utilization and autonomous picking.
Gartner® analyst Dwight Klappich outlined the importance and impact of Multiagent Orchestration Platforms in “Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022*,” published June 27, 2022:
“As a company’s ﬂeet of robots grows, simple point-to-point API integration will not be enough. Companies will need an orchestration capability that can assign work to the right robots based on near-real-time information and the characteristics of the activity. This will reduce the time, effort and cost to onboard new robots and will reduce support cost, ultimately making organizations more efﬁcient because work will be assigned to the robot best-suited for the task.”
*Gartner®, “Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022,” published 27 June 2022 by analyst Dwight Klappich. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its afﬁliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
Disrupting and re-deﬁning fulﬁllment, GreyOrange Inc. provides a state-of-the-art hardware agnostic fulﬁllment orchestration platform, GreyMatter, that responds to customer orders in real time as well as proprietary and certiﬁed third-party hardware. The company’s solutions offer a competitive advantage by increasing productivity, empowering growth and scale, mitigating labor challenges, and reducing risk and time to market while also creating better experiences for customers and employees. Founded in 2012, GreyOrange is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and employs over 800 people with ofﬁces and partners across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.greyorange.com.
Leah R. H. Robinson, APR
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