Story originally appeared in Intelligent CIO on June 24, 2020. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit

DHL Supply Chain, a global leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has just launched a new ‘plug and play’ robotics platform, in collaboration with Microsoft and leading Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven digital fulfilment provider, Blue Yonder.

The robotics platform significantly reduces integration time and programming efforts to on-board new automation devices into warehouse facilities, while giving DHL customers more flexibility in selecting suitable robotics systems according to their individual business needs. The solution leverages Microsoft Azure IoT and cloud platform services.