Embarking on a Transformational Multi-Year Journey: Randmar's AI and AR Infusion in Distribution

December 15, 2023

5 min to read

In an era where technology and innovation are the keystones of industry evolution, Randmar Inc. is poised to redefine the distribution landscape with two ambitious, multi-year projects in collaboration with INVEST-AI and SCALE AI. These projects, deeply integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and a vital component - Augmented Reality (AR), showcase Randmar's commitment to pioneering the future of distribution.

Introducing INVEST-AI & SCALE AI

Before delving into the specifics of Randmar's projects, it's essential to understand the role of INVEST-AI and SCALE AI. INVEST-AI is an initiative that drives the development and integration of AI technologies in various industries, offering financial and technical support to innovative projects. Similarly, SCALE AI operates as an AI accelerator, fostering collaborations and advancements in AI applications, particularly within supply chain operations.


Randmar's Vision with INVEST-AI: A Leap into the Future of Warehouse Management

Under the banner of INVEST-AI, Randmar Inc. has embarked on a groundbreaking project that aims to fully automate its warehouse operations. This venture, led by Chairman Gislain Armand, involves the development of a sophisticated AI system capable of real-time inventory management and obstacle detection, crucial for safe and efficient robot and drone navigation.

Project Highlights:

  • 3D Warehouse Modeling: Utilizing technologies like LiDAR and meshing to create an accurate virtual model of the warehouse.
  • AI-Driven Inventory Management: Implementing algorithms such as YOLO (You Only Look Once) and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) for efficient and rapid inventory accounting.

Innovation and Technical Risks:

The project involves custom-developed software by Randmar to ensure a perfect fit with its unique operational philosophy.

Collaboration with Experts: Partnering with companies like Vooban and Software Philippe Trottier Inc. for specialized skills in computer vision, software engineering, and data processing.

SCALE AI Project: Advancing Predictive Optimization in Warehousing

In tandem with the INVEST-AI project, Randmar's collaboration with SCALE AI focuses on optimizing merchandise placement within its warehouses. This initiative is a testament to Randmar's forward-thinking approach, aiming to prepare warehouse space proactively and intelligently using AI models.

Project Objectives:

  1. AI-Enabled Merchandise Positioning

Training AI models to determine optimal product placement based on warehouse layout, resource availability, and product characteristics.

  1. Real-Life Implementation

Documenting the project's evolution publicly and implementing the AI solutions in a mini-warehouse setting for real-time testing and adaptation.

  1. Expected Impacts

The project aims to enhance Randmar's operational efficiency, speed, and international competitiveness, while offering insights and methodologies beneficial to the wider Canadian supply chain ecosystem.

The Projects' Synergy with AR

Augmented Reality (AR) plays a crucial role in both projects, offering an interactive and intuitive layer for human-machine collaboration. AR's integration will enable Randmar's workforce to interact seamlessly with the AI-driven systems, enhancing safety, efficiency, and real-time decision-making in warehouse operations.

Continuous Public Engagement

Recognizing the transformative potential of these projects, Randmar commits to sharing regular updates and progress reports with the public. Starting January 2024, the journey of these AI and AR-infused projects will be openly documented, allowing stakeholders, industry peers, and the public to witness the evolution of cutting-edge technology in real-time.

The Broader Implications

Randmar's collaborations with INVEST-AI and SCALE AI are more than just individual projects; they represent significant steps toward an automated, AI-driven future in distribution. These initiatives not only position Randmar at the forefront of technological innovation but also set new standards for efficiency and precision in warehouse management.


As Randmar Inc. embarks on these multi-year projects with INVEST-AI and SCALE AI, the fusion of AI and AR in distribution marks a new chapter in the industry. These initiatives are not just about revolutionizing Randmar's operations; they are about shaping the future of the distribution sector at large. With a commitment to transparency and public engagement, Randmar invites everyone to join in this exciting journey towards a more efficient, precise, and globally competitive distribution landscape.