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Automated micro-picking in urban logistics setting

06 September 2021

LA POSTE has automated a depot in Paris with the help of automation specialist AutoStore and consulting firm adameo.

The aim of the ‘proximity logistics space’ is faster deliveries while controlling the environmental impact by bringing inventory closer to consumers.

This automated storage facility, based on AutoStore technology, is in a mail and parcel distribution platform of La Poste in the 8th district of the capital.

AutoStore regional director for Southern Europe, Isabel Rocher said: “These high density and automated storage solutions support the transformation of the retail sector by freeing up space in stores and increasing the sales staff’s ability to advise customers. In the end, the shopping experience is totally redefined thanks to innovative logistics solutions.”

“With adameo and AutoStore, we thought about the most efficient way to use inner-city spaces already present in La Poste’s real estate assets,” added Alexandre Berger, director of the Logistics and Proximity Transport Solutions Business Unit at La Poste Group. “We had to take into account the constraints of these spaces and demonstrate proximity inventory can be profitable.”

With the installation consumers and companies can benefit from new services:

  • 24-hour access to a Click & Collect.
  • Simplified consumer to consumer exchange of second-hand goods from online platforms.
  • Enable customised emergency replenishment in less than two hours for specific inventories (e.g. spare parts or medical equipment).
  • Purchase points of sale in Low Emission Zones (ZFE) thanks to soft mobility.
  • Facilitate e-commerce for small retailers through multi-brand Click & Collect points with shared costs.

For more information, visit www.autostore.com

Special Focus on Retail Logistics & Fulfilment in our September issue. Contact Angela Lyus for details - 01342 333 725 / alyus@westernbusiness.media