Discover the benefits of drones in warehouse to increase the operational efficiency of production sites.

EYESEE is a drone inventory solution for logistics warehouses organized in pallets. 
The solution improves inventory processes by meeting the needs of logisticians and industrials.

1) Reduce your resources dedicated to inventory activities

Inventory is a task that requires many resources: financial, material and human. 

Regulations require companies to take an inventory of their stocks at least once a year.

Manual inventory

Inventory by drone

10 persons & more

Only 1 person to supervise the flight of the drone

The use of 1 or more scissors lifts (owned or rented)

No scissors lift 

1 visit/years per location
50 locations per hour

4 visits/years per location
Up to 500 locations per hour

60 to 90 seconds per location

6 to 10 seconds per location

Thanks to the time savings generated by the use of the EYESEE Solution, companies can switch to cycle count inventory while reducing their inventory costs. 

2) Make your inventory data reliable & refresh it more often

The importance of accurate inventory tracking in the warehouse should not be underestimated. Errors generate direct operational costs.

It is important that all goods in the warehouse are accurately accounted for so that customer orders can be delivered on time. 

The EYESEE solution enables faster and more frequent inventory counts to identify potential errors. 

Thanks to the different modes that can be configured, you can create inventory missions: 

  • blind: inventory control without theoretical quantities
  • with expected: checking the differences between the theoretical stock data and the scanned locations.
  • of a location (spot): control of a single location

3. Make inventory activities safer for your team

Employee safety in the warehouse is a major issue for logisticians. As soon as an operator has to access a stock at height and uses a scissor lift, he increases his risk of falling.  

Thanks to the EYESEE solution, it has become possible to eliminate the use of scissors lift to control stocks, and thus considerably reduce the risks associated with working at height. 

With EYESEE, only one person is needed to inventory your entire inventory. No more need for cradles. The solution also integrates many safety functions. In case of structural defects, damaged pallets or pierced packages, the operator can declare a point of interest during the flight. 

4) Improve customer service 

With reliable inventory counts, orders will be in compliance and shipped as expected by the customer. The impact of accurate inventory tracking is not limited to cost savings and increased efficiency. 

The ability to provide optimal customer service depends on having the right products in the right place at the right time.
To achieve this goal requires frequent and accurate inventory counts.

With the EYESEE solution, identify inventory errors upstream before they become costly downstream problems.

Conclusion: Production sites benefit directly and strongly from the advantages of drone inventory. 

In fact, finished goods warehouses adjacent to or near production sites often receive, store and reship goods in a full handling unit format. The main reason for this is that these pallets are destined for distributors or other depots where they will be broken down and shipped in packages or reassembled depending on the destination. These warehouses therefore have a proportion of racked reserves close to 100%. Most of the time, there is no picking activity, which ensures that the pallets made up, filmed and labeled with the quantity are compliant and perfectly readable by the drone. The production sites thus have all the criteria to benefit 100% from the advantages offered by EYESEE. 

How much time do you spend controlling your finished goods inventory?

scan of pallets with eyesee drone

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Wondering how your inventory mission is done with EYESEE? 

We reveal all in the video below. Get on board during a supervision of an inventory mission with EYESEE. The drone inventory solution will have no more secrets for you!

You are here in the interface of the control tablet. 

Settings of EYESEE Tablet :

  • 00:01: Before launching the mission, you can set the height between the drone on the ground and the first beam as well as the placement of the EYESEE Tag in regard to EYESEE Tablet.
  • 00:08: Before each mission, a reminder to wear PPE is displayed in order to use EYESEE in optimal safety conditions.
  • 00:11: After these verifications, EYESEE Drone is ready to perform its mission. The operator presses the green button “execute the mission”. 

Beginning of the mission 

  • 00:18: EYESEE Drone starts its mission by scanning the first barcode of the first pallet.
  • Then the drone continues its mission, blind or expected, and scans the 1D or 2D barcodes set.

You are probably wondering “How does EYESEE Drone know which locations to scan? 

The answer is very simple: Beforehand, the dimensions of the aisle faces in the warehouse were entered. Mapping is a 2D representation of an aisle face in a warehouse. By indicating:

  • the width of the columns,
  • the width of the bays
  • the height of the beams
  • the no-fly zones, …

EYESEE Drone knows at any time in front of which location it is.

Data acquisition: 

EYESEE detects full and empty locations, and takes pictures of each location. 

00:26: When EYESEE Drone detects and scans the barcode on the pallet, the code appears in green at the bottom of the control screen.

02:22: If the location is empty. The word “empty” appears at the bottom of the control screen. 

03:00: When the drone does not detect any barcode, but the location is full, a ” no scan ” appears at the bottom of the control screen.

There are different reasons for this: 

  1. No barcode is present on the pallet. In this case, the operator can declare a point of interest. It is enough to put the mission on pause and to select the corresponding point of interest (01:03)
Point of Interest (POI) declaration menu

Figure above: Point of Interest (POI) declaration menu

       2. The barcode is not readable. EYESEE Drone did not succeed in reading it. In this case, the operator can ask EYESEE Drone to restart the bar code acquisition at this location, or without operator intervention if the automatic mode is activated.  

       3. A dynamic storage: the pallet is on 2 locations at the same time, and only one barcode is present. The post mission data processing will correct the error. 

End of the mission:

  • 04:35: When EYESEE Drone has completed its mission, it lands on the ground autonomously.
  • Two “finish line flags” are displayed on the control screen to indicate that the mission is successfully completed.
  • 04:43: The operator can access the results immediately after the mission or upload them to EYESEE Cloud or share them by other means.
  • The operator can see the scanned barcodes, photos and points of interest reported during the mission.  

Time saving: 

The timer indicates the duration of the mission.
In the mission presented in the video, EYESEE Drone inventoried a side of 36 locations in an AFTRAL school in 04min25, that is to say an average of 7 seconds per location, with a vertical speed configured on “intermediate” (60cm/s). 

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EYESEE is looking for a drone deployment manager for logistics in France and Europe.

Job description

You will work under the responsibility of the Product Director of the company and in close coordination with the people in charge of the development of the applications. You will be autonomous in your function of drone deployment manager and will join the multidisciplinary team of Darwin Drones.

After training on the company’s solutions, offers and processes, your missions will be:

  • Pilot the company’s deployment activities (installations, training) and support on the drone inventory for Logistics on certain customer accounts – in collaboration with the company’s management teams.
  • Follow the realization of these activities, and make regular reports in the various tools available (CRM, action follow-up, …).
  • Being present throughout the deployment and support process, you will contribute to the strategic choices of the evolutions to be made, to improve the solution following the customers’ feedbacks.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that costs and deadlines are respected for these activities.

Profile

Minimum training bachelor + 2

You have at least 1 year of experience in the field of logistics:

  • You have a perfect knowledge of warehouse logistics, have an analytical mind and are organized and comfortable with new technologies.
  • You are customer oriented; you listen to the needs and know how to coordinate the actions and resources of the company to satisfy its needs.
  • You are fluent in English and French, both written and spoken.
  • At ease with Excel and associated tools.
  • Driving license required

Your bonus asset:

  • You know the stakes and processes of the supply chain of companies and the tools used (software and hardware).

  • You already have experience in the deployment of technological products or services.

Salary: depending on experience.

Localisation: Grenoble – with frequent travel in France & Europe. 

Working at EYESEE

Created in 2021 and based in Grenoble, France, Darwin Drones specializes in the development and marketing of industrial logistics automation solutions, particularly by drone.

Darwin Drones also provides services associated with this activity. The company is dedicated to the marketing, support, and software development of the EYESEE solution for the logistics market.

The EYESEE drone inventory solution was designed to simplify and secure the control of stocks and locations of goods stored on pallets in warehouses. It can read any barcodes from a few centimeters to more than 10 meters high. The solution is equipped with many sensors (ZEBRA scanners, camera, geolocation system, autopilot and motion detectors) that allow it to fly autonomously in each logistics aisle.

Our expertise in mechanics, electronics, and software has already seduced many industrialists and logisticians such as L’Oréal Cosmétique Active, DHL, Schneider Electric, Renault Trucks & Log’s.