EP 164: Caja Robotics
Episode 164 – Caja Robotics
On this episode I was joined by two guests, Dr. Ilan Cohen and Hanna Yanovksy of Caja Robotics. Ilan is the Chairman and CEO at Caja while Hanna is the CRO & General Manager. Caja Robotics is an Israel based robotics company providing a goods to person solution. We discuss Caja’s solutions, what is unique about the solution and their partnership with Sela Logistics Center.
- Caja Robotics provides a good to person robotic solution that works with two robotic solutions. One is a lift type robot that assists in storage optimization and replenishment while the second is a cart robot that is utilized for picking and transportation of boxes throughout the fulfillment center. Powering this solution is their own software that allows for the robots to navigate in your existing infrastructure and requires no changes to your operation making it much easier to implement.
- One interesting part of the discussion was the contrast of warehousing real estate in Israel versus other countries. Hanna shares some great insights into how the smaller size of Israel has pushed the price of real estate very high. Due to this warehouses look to maximize on smaller spaces to be able to provide fast service to customers. They also tend to utilize existing spaces which can add some complexity to an operation as you have to adapt to the space. This is somewhat of a contrast to North America where we see lots of open land that is being built up with large distribution centers.
- Dr. Cohen discusses the uniqueness of their software which really helps their solution effective. The solution provides the inventory management, travel management and communication for the robots. Additionally, they have easy implementation, flexibility and scalability. When it comes to keeping up with spikes in demand and the constant change of fulfillment, flexibility and scalability is key. Much like the spikes that we saw with the pandemic, the ability to quickly scale up to meet new demand is key in being successful.
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