HPE Aruba Networking establishes network solutions for retail technology company, Kurly, for its state-of-the-art logistics system
AUGUST 28, 2023 • PRESS RELEASE
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- HPE Aruba Networking established an intelligent wireless LAN infrastructure based on HPE Aruba Networking Mobility Conductor that can deploy up to 1,000 mobility controllers and simplify management
- HPE introduced a high-performance and high-capacity solution using HPE Aruba Networking CX Switch Series with 19Tbps to ensure Kurly can operate smoothly during periods of peak network traffic
Kurly selected HPE Aruba Networking to build an integrated infrastructure for its logistics center and improve its logistics system by incorporating the latest intelligent wireless LAN infrastructure
SEOUL– August 28, 2023 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it has established an automated, network architecture, including intelligent wireless LAN infrastructure from HPE Aruba Networking, to create a state-of-the-art logistics system for Korea's leading retail technology company, Kurly, for simpler, highly automated and more reliable operations and logistics.
Founded in 2014, Kurly is the first retail technology company to have started an overnight delivery service using an integrated end-to-end refrigerated supply chain. By leveraging its own data, Kurly advanced the logistics process and increased efficiency by predicting order demand and minimizing disposal rates with increased automation. The company opened its largest logistics center in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in May 2023 to expand its services and reorganize its distribution network.
Kurly selected HPE Aruba Networking to build an integrated infrastructure for its state-of-the-art logistics center and improve its logistics system by incorporating the latest intelligent wireless LAN infrastructure.
The logistics center is operational 24x7 and hence an uninterrupted service is critical for business. HPE Aruba Networking established an intelligent wireless LAN infrastructure based on HPE Aruba Networking Mobility Conductor that can deploy up to 1,000 mobility controllers and simplify management. This allows high levels of scalability and automated firmware upgrades without interruption of wireless services.
"Kurly is committed to providing the best products and services to customers by introducing state-of-the-art IT technologies into logistics systems faster than anyone else,” said Hyun Geun Park, Head of IT Team at Kurly. “The Pyeongtaek Logistics Center is the largest among Kurly's logistics centers and serves as a nationwide hub for Kurly’s shipping service and therefore it was very important to secure stability and efficiency. With the introduction of the HPE Aruba Networking solution we expect the logistics efficiency will greatly improve."
As Kurly has secured over 10 million customers, HPE introduced a high-performance and high-capacity solution using HPE Aruba Networking CX Switch Series with 19Tbps to ensure Kurly can operate smoothly during periods of peak network traffic. The network is configured to handle all available traffic, and allows virtualization, automation, and redundancy to ensure safety.
In the logistics warehouse, various operating devices such as conveyor belts are likely to cause interference around the network. To prevent this, HPE applied HPE Aruba Networking AirMatch AI technology to learn channel status information and automatically assign all access points every 24 hours with optimal radio frequency channel so that the solution can automatically learn, apply, and maintain radio quality.
Kurly measures and optimizes wireless service quality with AI-enabled HPE Aruba Networking UXI sensors, which have been integrated in small wireless devices used for logistics management. This enables Kurly to establish a network quality detection system that automatically identifies and responds more quickly to problems.
"Today, many companies want to respond quickly to rapidly changing business needs through network modernization,” said Charles Incheol Kang, Country Manager, HPE Aruba Networking in Korea. “Kurly is at the forefront of this trend, and the introduction of HPE Aruba Networking solutions has enabled them to secure a safer and more efficient, advanced logistics system. We are glad to collaborate with Kurly and look forward to supporting their business in their digital transformation journey in the future.”
Kurly is a retail tech company that innovated distribution with data and technology. Kurly is an online shopping service specializing in early morning deliveries, the first of its kind in the world. The prompt and expedient delivery service called "Early-morning Star Delivery" has made a significant contribution to transforming the traditional grocery market into an online-based shopping service. Kurly has promised to deliver from grocery to beauty products that customers order by 23:00 the previous night by 07:00 the following morning. The logistics process of Kurly is fully operated based on a 100 percent cold chain to ensure the best quality of products.
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