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Using goods-to-person fulfilment for grocery picking

Using goods-to-person fulfilment for grocery picking

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At Ocado, we often buck the norm. We have a habit of testing limits, and not only thinking outside the box, but not bothering with the box in the first place. This is exhibited in our use of automation and robotics, our highly advanced routing system and our general reputation as a disruptive technology company. […]

Creating a distributed data centre architecture using Kubernetes and containers

Creating a distributed data centre architecture using Kubernetes and containers

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The seed for this project was first planted when a question was posed while brainstorming ideas around a whiteboard: What if we could break up our CFC’s  data centre into smaller nodes? If the CFC (Customer Fulfilment Centre) name doesn’t ring a bell, that’s what we call the highly automated warehouses where our groceries are […]

Ocado uses latest robotics technology from TUB for SoMa project

Ocado uses latest robotics technology from TUB for SoMa project

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Ocado, the world’s largest online-only supermarket, has been evaluating the feasibility of robotic picking and packing of shopping orders in its highly-automated warehouses through the SoMa project, a Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation funded by the European Union. SoMa is a collaborative research project between the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Università di […]

How the Internet of Things is changing grocery retail

How the Internet of Things is changing grocery retail

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Although several analysts have recently downplayed their predictions for the consumer side of the Internet of Things market, IoT adoption in the enterprise segment is currently experiencing a boom. One of the areas where IoT is set to make a huge impact is the online grocery retail sector. This comes at a time when more […]

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