AMR Batch Picking Solution

Jennifer Maloney
March 30, 2020

Numina Group joins forces with Waypoint Robotics to launch Innovative Autonomous Batch Cart Order Fulfillment Solution


WOODRIDGE, IL, March 9, 2020 – Numina Group and Waypoint Robotics have teamed up to create a powerful autonomous batch order automated order picking solution. Numina Group’s Real-time Distribution Software, RDS™ BatchBot voice picking application integrates with Waypoint Robotics’ Vector Autonomous Mobile Robot, (AMR) to provide an innovative, highly efficient order picking solution. 

The RDS automation module uses pick-by-voice commands to direct operator zone movement and picking tasks while coordinating the Waypoint Vector AMR batch cart movement throughout the distribution center (DC). 

The AMRs, using the Kingpin technology, efficiently pick-up and move carts with heavy and/or large quantities of orders, allowing the operators to focus on the high value order picking duties. 

The Vector AMR Kingpin connects and drops carts quickly, resulting in higher hourly throughput per cart, and a more efficient pick, pack, and ship operation.

The solution simultaneously coordinates both the Waypoint AMR and order picking to eliminate wasted operator walk time and fatigue caused by manually pushing carts with up to 600 pounds of products throughout the DC. 


RDS directs the Vector AMR with Kingpin pick and drop technology, so the pick carts automatically move to each shelf or rack location. At pick completion 

RDS directs the AMR to transport the finished carts to packing workstations. 

Vector, combined with RDS BatchBot, provides higher order fulfillment efficiency, reducing labor costs by 40% or more compared to a manual cart picking process.

“Numina Group’s RDS Warehouse Execution and Control Software Suite now includes a new BatchBot Module to optimize, manage and track (AMR) activities,” explains Numina Group CEO Dan Hanrahan. 

“The new software module extends the capabilities of our RDS Pick-by-Voice picking solution so both the workers and the autonomous batch cart movements are coordinated throughout pick and pack. 

The BatchBot module includes order release and prioritization, cartonization pick to carton, put to light order consolidation, and labor and order tracking performance metrics reporting.” 

“Waypoint’s Kingpin is the first of its kind dual-use module that enables Vector and MAV3K AMRs to automatically load and unload payloads as well as hitch and transport carts of all sizes,” says Waypoint Robotics CEO, Jason Walker.

“Now you don’t have to dedicate a robot for one task or another – with Kingpin you can do both. This combined with Numina Groups RDS order fulfillment automation suite creates a powerful but easy to use solution to improve worker productivity and safety by reducing the heavy lifting.” 

About Numina Group:

Numina Group is a top-tier integrator for improving and automating warehouse operations through a family of cutting-edge warehouse automation system solutions managed and controlled by RDS™, our top tier WCS-WES Platform. 

The Numina Group partners with clients to define, design, and implement material handling and order fulfillment process improvements enhanced by automation technologies that optimize distribution practices to gain improved profitability. Learn more about our warehouse design services.

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