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The Importance of Fleet Management System in Logistics

Anjali Choudhary

15th Jun, 2022

Fleet management systems (FMS) have greatly reduced operating expenses while enhancing efficiency significantly, transforming how many businesses run from end to end; this gives opportunities to reduce operating expenses while improving efficiency dramatically. Fleet management operations enable companies to organise, manage, and coordinate their fleets to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Fleet management has developed over the previous two decades, with more organisations using technology to manage their fleet better.  

The Fleet management system is being used to manage and control several robots that operate within the premises. FMS allows for the centralised control of the robot fleet, allowing users and operators to handle the various mobile robotics systems from multiple devices using standard communication protocols. Robots may be accessible from anywhere (office, warehouse, home, etc.) and via any device (mobile phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). With round-the-clock mobile robot operation across the factory, it helps to avoid bottlenecks and downtime. 

A typical mobile robotic deployment will result in the deployment of many AMRs (autonomous mobile robots). When you have more than one AMRs running in your facility, you will need a fleet management software solution to oversee your fleet’s operations. 

FMS is an extra software program that can be implemented remotely in the cloud or on an on-premises server at your location. The FMS must have direct communication with the AMRs in your facility. This connection is usually made through Wi-Fi; thus, the FMS must have access to your wireless network. 

Addverb’s Movect – Fleet Management System centrally manages the robot fleet end to end, allowing the operator to perform different tasks through mobile robotics systems with a host of robots. Movect operates this fleet of robots through effective coordination, accurate control, and efficient scheduling. Complex algorithms deploy each robot on the most optimised. With the interactive dashboard, the end-user can manage and control all robots’ functionalities, visualise all workstations, and make dedicated decisions based on the current state of the environment.  

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Each Autonomous Mobile Robot has software that allows the robot to be controlled in real-time and moved efficiently within the designated region. 

A centralised Traffic Management System manages the AMR fleet by optimising task assignments and fleet movements, sending transport instructions to the AMR sorters, and monitoring traffic. The AMR Traffic Management System also extends battery life by controlling AMR battery levels, charging locations, and features such as current. 

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The AMR software package can benefit extensive distribution facilities, local depots, and final sorting locations. It also interfaces with warehouse information systems such as warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse control systems (WCS). 

Features:  

Fleet Monitoring: It monitors the location of each robot, status, battery level, mission in progress, etc. 

Task Allocation: It assigns and optimises work to each robot based on order quantity and dynamically shuffles tasks to maximise efficiency. 

Cooperative Path Planning: Centralised path planning with highway rules for obstacle avoidance for wait spot allocation and deadlock resolution. 

Robot and Battery Manager: Charging station management with opportunistic battery charging management to handle exceptions well. 

Traffic and Collision Management: Prioritised order handling and robot heatmap to avoid traffic congestion. 

Benefits:    

Realtime Tracking: Tracks the location and details of each robot and distributes the missions accordingly. 

Customisable: Movect can be configured according to requirements such as email alerts etc. 

Advanced Analytics: Movect helps in data-driven decision making. 

Increased Efficiencies: Movect calculates an Optimal Route for the entire fleet resulting in efficient movements. 

High Accuracy: Continuous tracking & monitoring of MHEs (Material Handling Equipment) enables perfect streamlining of the operations. 

User Management: It is easy to manage users and their privileges on Movect. 

Our product Zippy is a ground marker-based mobile robot used for order sortation in a controlled environment. It uses a barcode reader & another sensor to precisely follow the fleet command. The fleet management system (FMS) directs Zippy to follow the best path to avoid a congested route to the destination chute. Zippy follows the barcodes and drops the load into the destination chute. Dynamo, on the other hand, visualises the operating area through Lidar. The FMS ensures seamless movement and calculates the best path for a specific mission. The 2-level sensor mechanism ensures safety, precision, and obstacle avoidance, making it the perfect robotically in human-led operations. 

Movect provides real-time tracking of robots and streamlines their mobility. FMS can do the planning, and mobile robots have achieved positive results for Fortune 500 companies. 

The concept has various aspects that can help you move your business forward and differentiate yourself from your competitors. If you do not have this technology, now is the time to obtain it before it is too late. The logistics sector is rapidly developing; now is the time to capitalise on all available opportunities. 

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