Automated guided vehicle business Geek+ has selected the AtomSphere Platform from intelligent connectivity and automation company Boomi to automate its next-generation smart logistics platform.
Geek+ was established in 2017 as a joint venture between Beijing Geekplus Technology Company – a unicorn company which is claimed to have the world’s largest market share in autonomous mobile robots – and Japanese capital. The company works to enhance the operations of logistics companies by delivering sales, installation, all-year-round maintenance and productivity improvement consulting.
To expand and generate new revenue streams ahead of its next growth phase, Geek+ is working on the in-house development of a smart logistics platform for the company’s network of shippers and third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Due to the complexity of data formats and the introduction of advanced technologies including internet of things (IoT), Geek+ required a tool to simplify and streamline the integration of all its applications and data.
“We are aiming to co-create a new logistics standard by utilizing next-generation robotics technology to solve the increasingly serious labor shortage in Japan and the gap between the growth of e-commerce demand and the growth of physical volume,” said Yusuke Arima, system development group, Geek+. “After evaluating various integration platforms, Geek+ chose Boomi’s intelligent, low-code, cloud-native platform for its versatility, development speed and ease of use. The Boomi platform will enable us to connect our operations with our shippers, suppliers and partners, while mitigating potential real-time supply chain issues.”
“Geek+ is shaping the smart logistics revolution and needed a unified integration solution to remove complexities,” added Kazunori Hori, director for Boomi in Japan. “Our platform provides a single conduit of data sets across all technologies and processes throughout their global partner network, allowing Geek+ to quickly and easily connect with its shipping and 3PLs’ operating and warehouse systems.”