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New Collab Between Scanbot SDK and Cypher Robotics Set to Automate Wearying Warehouse Inventory Processes

By Alex Passett
March 26, 2024

In virtually any of today's fast-paced industry settings, maintaining accurate inventory levels is a sure-fire must for businesses to optimize operations and meet various demands. Inventory cycle counting is part of that, but it can prove tedious if not smartly min-maxed.

But therein lies a solution, one that industrial teams should certainly be harnessing:

Automation.

Automated inventory cycle counting eliminates the tedium (and significantly cuts down on errors) involved with manual counting and checking methods, ensuring a streamlined and reliable approach to stock management processes.

Thus, the following IIoT news update:

Scanbot SDK, a provider of barcode scanning, document scanning and data capture solutions, officially joined forces with Cypher Robotics, a developer of innovative and specialized autonomous robotics for myriad warehouse-centric use cases. This strategic collaboration aims to transform warehousing and inventory management across IIoT-involved sectors.

Central to this partnership is Scanbot SDK's Linux Barcode Scanner SDK, which is set to be seamlessly integrated into Cypher Robotics' automatic cycle counting systems. This integration delivers a multitude of benefits:

  • Reduced Operating Costs: Automating cycle counting eliminates the need for manual labor, leading to significant cost-saving opportunities.
  • Eliminating Human Error: Replacing manual labor processes with robots minimizes the risk of errors in inventory data collection (while upping the ante for safer operations, overall.)
  • Live Inventory Data: Real-time data on stock levels empowers businesses to make informed decisions regarding demand planning and stock replenishment.

“Our companies share the same goal: We want to help customers reduce costs by eliminating slow and error-prone manual processes. That’s why this partnership was a natural fit," said Christoph Wagner, Scanbot SDK’s CEO. "After just three weeks, the Cypher Robotics team implemented and tested our Linux Barcode Scanner SDK. Seeing their cycle counting system scan barcodes in milliseconds demonstrates how well our products complement each other.”

Beyond enhanced accuracy and cost savings, this also frees up considerably skilled workers from undue hours spent on repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on higher-value activities. Furthermore, the Scanbot SDK's offline functionality ensures uninterrupted operation. Barcode data is stored locally on the robot and automatically synced with the warehouse database upon returning to the docking station, removing restricted dependence on a constant internet connection.

The long-story-short of it? This collab between Scanbot SDK and Cypher Robotics may just present a very real glimpse into the future of smarter warehouse management.




Edited by Greg Tavarez
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