Defining a feasible concept of digitally transforming specific intra-logistic operations by implementing a robotic solution.
A workshop based service intended for the customers who are considering an investment in robotic solution for intralogistic process automation and are at the early stage of investment decision processes. This service provides a valuable input to such process in the form of a feasible scope of automation based on robotic solution.
The feasibility criteria are usually process specific, but may include aspects such as:
- process efficiency drivers
- environmental requirements
- scaleability/flexibility of operation
- operational risks
- safety risks
- Process owner involvement
- General goals for intralogistic process transformation defined
- Scope and expected outcomes of the feasibility defined
PROOF OF CONCEPT
This service is provided for customers actively seeking to acquire robotic solution for their intralogistic processes.
A well designed Proof-of-Concept (PoC) project answers a customer specific, implementation risk oriented question. Examples of PoC goals:
- To prove that the navigation capabilities of versabots are adequate for handling transport tasks in the target environment within a specified cycle times.
- To prove that the navigation accuracy of versabots is adequate for a specific logistic operation (such as payload pickup).
- To prove that a specific coordination functionality (such as multiple versabots serving a specific configuration of logistic buffers) meets process goals (such as throughput or average cycle time).
A successful PoC is a short project with a well designed S.M.A.R.T. objective. It is not intended to serve as a generic solution showcase (for which VersaBox provides regular events for interested customers). Neither it is ment to be a substitute for actual end-to-end production implementation.
Usability / Simplified Process / Insights for process modernization / Insights for configuration
PoC should be planned as short project (1-2 weeks) which provides a meaningful input into decision making process related to solution acquisition. In particular, the follow up of PoC should be clearly defined.
- Solution acquisition process initiated with clear goals, timeframe and budget estimation
- Process owner involvement
- PoC budget Available
- S.M.A.R.T. goals identified for the PoC
- PoC follow-up clearly defined
This set of professional services is aimed at supporting a full-scale implementation of AUTONOMY@WORK solution.
There is a number of ways VersaBox can support the implementation of AUTONOMY@WORK solution, such as:
- Providing specific engineering services related to the configuration of Versabots and A@W platform to the customer.
- Providing specific engineering services related to the configuration of Versabots and A@W platform to certified solution integrator (primary contractor responsible for for delivering a working solution, meeting the process objectives).
- Turnkey project, where VersaBox takes the responsibility for delivering a working solution, meeting the process objectives.
- Well defined implementation project approach (according to agile or traditional principles)
- Formal and budgetary aspects of the implementation defined and agreed
OPERATIONS CONTINUITY ASSURANCE
This portfolio of services provides assurance that any operational risks related to AUTONOMY@WORK solution are monitored and duly addressed so that the intralogistic-process goals.
While the specific scope and goals for this service need to be defined in a corresponding service agreement, they are generally based on the following building blocks:
- Help desk
- Solution monitoring based on secure access to process and device statistics.
- Solution configuration management (software upgrades, versabot upgrades etc)
- Versabot operational continuity assurance (balancing the fleet operations, recharging, routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, repairs etc against process goals and agreed service levels).
- Emergency response services (supporting customer in managing time-critical, high-impact process incidents)
- Operational risks and service levels well defined and agreed.
- Service management governance and management structure implemented
- Monitoring infrastructure available.