Story originally appeared in Retail System on June 25, 2020. Excerpts from the story below. To see the full story visit

DHL has launched a new warehouse robotics platform as part of a partnership with artificial intelligence-backed fulfilment provider Blue Yonder.

The new platform, built on Microsoft Azure, will integrate warehouse robotic systems into existing platforms at some of the 2,000 operational sites in the DHL Supply Chain.

DHL said the partnership would significantly reduce integration time and programming efforts to on-board new automation devices into warehouse facilities.