How does Decathlon use logistic robots to double its efficiency?

The customer

Founded in France in 1976, Decathlon is a professional sports goods retailer specializing in the mass sports market, integrating the entire product chain of sports product design, R&D, production, branding, logistics and retail. With over 1500 stores in 49 countries, it is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world.

The challenge

With the rapid growth of Decathlon’s e-commerce business and massive SKUs, manual picking is not efficient enough. Decathlon requires higher picking efficiency and accuracy to meet its business goals.

Our solution
  • Geek+ provides innovative warehousing solutions for Decathlon’s massive Kunshan warehouse: an RFID technology based pick-and-place picking and inventory program
  • The project area is about 2,000 square meters, with 46 P800 robots, 7 picking stations and 7 single-point stations. The total inventory of the warehouse is nearly 300,000, involving more than 20,000 SKUs
The Geek+ impact
  • Shipment capacity increased to 40,000 pieces / day

  • Picking efficiency has reached 300 pieces / hour, 3 times the efficiency of manual picking

  • Combined with RFID technology, picking efficiency and accuracy has even more significantly improved

  • Innovative use of RIFD inventory: automatic inventory process to further improve inventory efficiency and accuracy, increase storage capacity and simplify warehouse management

  • Single-point station adopted to save the space and make the operation more flexible