Meet 6 River Systems, the new face of warehouse automation

By Rylan Hamilton Today’s warehouses face trillion dollar-sized challenges. Global e-commerce sales are projected to reach $4.5 trillion by 2020, more than double last year’s figures. Supply chains need to adapt to 24/7 customers who don’t want to be constrained to mall hours. The pace of growth will only increase as we move from a world dominated by retail distribution …

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MODEX 2018 conference roundup

We’ve had quite the time mingling at MODEX 2018 this year at the Georgia World Congress Center. We were excited to be one among 800+ exhibitors on the show floor showcasing the best technology moving our industry forward. This year’s MODEX featured more than 100 educational sessions and four keynote speakers. We’d like to thank everyone who stopped by to …

Learn how autonomous robots move in warehouses

Solving big problems with robotics is our passion. And we’d like to invite you to be a part of it. We’re excited to sponsor and host the next meetup of the Boston Autonomous Vehicles group on Thursday, April 26, at our Waltham warehouse. Our co-founder and CTO Chris Cacioppo and Head of Robotics Dan Winkler will be talking about the …

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Why we raised $25 million in Series B funding

By Jerome Dubois Co-founder and Co-CEO of 6 River Systems Startup life moves so fast that sometimes it’s easy to forget about the big picture. We know what our big picture is at 6 River Systems—making the world’s best fulfillment solutions available to everyone. In the run-up to our funding announcement on Wednesday, I fielded a lot of questions from …

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6 River Systems co-founder Rylan Hamilton nominated for industry award

We already know our people are great. But it’s always awesome when others recognize them, too. That’s why we’re excited to announce 6 River Systems co-founder Rylan Hamilton was recently nominated a finalist in the 4th Annual MHI Young Professionals Network Awards. Rylan placed in the Outstanding Young Professional Award category, awarded to an MHI member under 40 “who has …

6 River Systems raises $25M Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures

BOSTON — April 4, 2018— 6 River Systems, Inc. (“6RS”) the world’s first and only collaborative fulfillment solution, today announced a $25M Series B round of financing. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from all existing investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Eclipse Ventures and iRobot. 6RS will use the investment to enhance the first collaborative fulfillment robot …

Take the 6 River Systems ‘Steel and Motors’ challenge

6 River Systems, the creator of autonomous mobile robot Chuck, is launching a social media contest for MODEX 2018 attendees. To enter, simply share your photos of ‘steel and motors’ with us @6riversystems on Twitter using #ImWithChuck. All participants will receive an I’m With Chuck t-shirt from Booth #B4978. The photographers with the best pictures will win trips to the …

See 6 River Systems in action @ MODEX 2018

Come join us at MODEX 2018 Booth #B4978 on April 9-12 — at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. 6 River Systems is a sponsor, exhibitor, presenter, and award nominee again at MODEX. Visit with us and learn how we help operators rise up out of the trenches with our leading fulfillment ecosystem that powers the winning warehouses …

Chuck – A workhorse for the modern warehouse

Demands on e-commerce and retail businesses are growing exponentially, especially in the warehouse. Yet finding and retaining quality warehouse personnel is getting more difficult, and seasonal hires take time to train; especially if you’re trying to leverage automation technologies. All these factors are causing chaos on the fulfillment center floor as ill-equipped associates try to fulfill more orders, more quickly, …

RILA 2018 Supply Chain Conference roundup

The Retail Supply Chain Conference, a gathering of the top executives in retail supply chain concluded yesterday. What a show! This year the organizers put together a top notch program under a theme of Reinventing the Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible. Throughout the 3 days in Phoenix the best-in-class educational program addressed the topics that matter most to retailers. …