Warehousing and Distribution operations are critical in integrated supply chains. As part of the company’s portfolio of technology innovations, Maersk is exploring AI-empowered, warehouse design slotting digital solutions. In large scale fulfillment operations, slotting is essential to maximize the overall efficiency of warehouse operations by maximizing space utilization, increasing productivity, and reducing inventory handling. The constant optimization of inventory layout within warehouses improves workflows, order preparation processing times and the company’s operational strategy.Since November 2021 in Redlands, California, Maersk’s cross-functional innovation team collaborated with IAI Labs Technology to create a customized digital application for the slotting solution process in omni-channel fulfillment centers. The new technology being prototyped enables software analysis to improve the accuracy and efficiency of results and enhance the storage location distribution of items for warehouse utilization.More testing and research is planned for phase two of the project in Q1 2022.