Recently, the "Sewing Machine Product Smart Warehouse Project" built by Megvii was officially put into use in Taizhou. The project has achieved rapid delivery and helped customers to achieve over 110% increase in storage capacity and effectively improve ratio (ROI).
The application of Megvii 3D pallet shuttle
in sewing product smart warehouse
The general manager of global strategic customer department (China) said: "Manufacturing upgrade has become necessity for high-quality development of the apparel industry. In the process of digital intelligence transformation, the emergence of digital technologies such as IoT and AI is driving the gradual evolution of enterprises to intelligent management systems. In this cooperation, the flexible site adaptability, energy-saving, and emission reduction of Megvii 3D pallet shuttle are more conducive to improving storage density and operation efficiency, which are very suitable for the corresponding application scenarios. In the future, we will also continue to use innovative technologies to promote the application of artificial intelligence and automation in the whole chain of apparel industry.”
As co-founder and CTO of Megvii, Tang Wenbing said, “The close cooperation between digital technology and real industry has great significance. Both sides share the same insight on IoT and AI technology --- We both are very optimistic about the application value of flexible robots and flexible logistics solutions in production and warehousing environments. Megvii is glad to work together with manufacturing companies to assist them to build smart warehouse and promote the application of automation, digitalization and intelligent technologies in real enterprises. This cooperation also accelerates the close integration of digital technology and real industry, which not only promotes the popular application of digital technology in the industry but also facilitates the high-quality development of real enterprises."
Top sewing enterprise builds smart warehouse
Create a benchmark for clothing industry intelligence
The customer of the smart warehouse is a global enterprise with the largest production, sales scale, and the strongest comprehensive strength in the global sewing industry, which has been continuously shaping new competitive advantages with technological innovation and quality upgrade. It is also continuously improving in intelligent manufacturing. The company has invested in the construction of a smart factory in Taizhou Bay New District, aiming to build the future factory of the sewing machine industry, which has been awarded the title of "Future Factory" in Zhejiang Province.
All along, the apparel industry has generally been facing challenges such as dynamic consumer demand, high operating costs, urgent need to improve production management efficiency and a disconnected workforce. The backward construction of clothing enterprises infrastructure has also directly led to the management challenge, data silos in business operations, slow intelligent process and other problems that restrict the development of enterprises.
In response to the many challenges in the industry, this top sewing enterprise has actively carried out a comprehensive business deployment. At present, the company has introduced a fully automated intelligent production line and digital simulation. It established an intelligent industrial IoT platform for the sewing industry and a digital production line. Also, it introduced a smart warehouse to further enhance the company's intelligent manufacturing level and realize end-to-end intelligent management of the entire value chain.
The visual count station in sewing products smart warehouse
Collaborate with Megvii, the top sewing enterprise compete smart warehouse
Promote clothing industry development
In this project, the smart warehouse was delivered in a relatively short period of time and is located on the first floor of a building with a height of 8 meters. In this environment, compared with the stacker crane system, the advantage of Megvii 3D pallet shuttle system is "discrete equipment, distributed control", which can be combined and expanded flexibly like building blocks. It has strong adaptability to the site and can achieve better input-output ratio.
When talking about the initial intention of cooperation with Megvii, the deputy general manager of this top sewing enterprise pointed out, "This warehouse is located on the first floor with 8 meters high, mainly storing finished sewing products, which has the features of few varieties and large quantities. Since it is an old warehouse renovation project, it is very suitable for adopting the 3D pallet shuttle solution. And this flexible system relies more on algorithm and scheduling software, Megvii has obvious advantages in algorithm and technology, which is an important factor to make this cooperation possible.
The project of "Smart warehouse" takes Megvii 3D pallet shuttle system as the core, which consists of hardware equipment such as 3D pallet shuttle, shelf, lift and conveying line, as well as Megvii HETU software platform including WES and TES. It realizes automatic inbound, storage, picking and outbound of finished products, packages and empty pallets, as well as cross-regional linkage of production line. According to previous calculations, compared with the traditional stacker crane solution, the storage capacity of the warehouse has increased by more than 110% after the transformation, significantly improving the operational efficiency and making business information more transparent and visualized.
The Megvii 3D pallet shuttle in the smart warehouse
The cooperation between the two companies has effectively promoted the innovative integration of real industry and digital technology, and also successfully created an industry example of digital technology application for real industry. In the future, the two sides will also continue to further deepen cooperation around artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and other digital technologies. It aims to explore a high-quality development path for the digital intelligence upgrade of the clothing industry.