RETAIL and E-COMMERCE
Thrive in the new omnichannel landscape with flexible fulfillment automation
Soaring demand forces retail and E-Commerce fulfillment operations to evolve
Retail sales are growing and E-Commerce is becoming a larger percentage of those total sales.
With an increase in split-case and eaches picking, retail fulfillment needs to be more agile and efficient. The restraints of traditional fulfillment picking solutions – static and manual – conflict with retailers' need to build a successful omnichannel experience that includes dark stores, buy online pick up in store (BOPIS) and other fulfillment methods preferred by today's consumer.
6 River Systems' floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall fulfillment capabilities, including our autonomous mobile robot, Chuck, enable operations to pop up fulfillment automation without changing existing infrastructure. Our solution helps you speed up order cycles, attract, train and retain associates, lower the cost of fulfillment, and deliver a best-in-class customer experience.
Attract, train and retain associates
It's difficult to hire and wages are increasing, which means training and time to productivity are more expensive. Not only is Chuck a magnet for new talent, but training time is reduced to minutes.
With 6 River Systems' system-directed picking to guide associates through more efficient and accurate pick runs, and Chuck eliminating the need to push or pull a heavy cart over the "long walk," it's also easier to keep your team happy and healthy.
Lower fulfillment costs
Our autonomous mobile robot is easy to deploy and scale, and works to constantly improve performance and lower variable cost per task and the total cost of fulfillment.
Meet consumer delivery commitments, more accurately
Growing demand, expedited shipping and omnichannel offerings have shortened order cycles. Fulfill more orders in less time with our Guaranteed SLA feature. Ensure order accuracy with Chuck’s UI, guided picking process and AI-driven work allocation software.
Take action from new operational visibility
6 River Systems’ cloud-based Fulfillment Command Center, The Bridge, uses information from your WMS and real-time performance data from Chuck, to help you manage throughput and your associates.
Streamline returns processes
Online sales are increasing, which means returns are increasing as well. With our Returns Putaway capability, it's easier to get returns back on the shelves to maximize warehouse space and profitability.
Capabilities that make 6 River Systems a leader in retail and E-Commerce fulfillment
System Directed Workflows
System-directed workflows guide associates through their tasks quickly, keep them focused and drive performance consistency that enables smarter labor planning.
Configurability & Capacity
Chuck carries a broad range of SKUs or container types for 3X more workspace than other AMRs while supporting discrete, batch, cluster and zone picking.
Optimize throughput across your entire building including, slotting, packout, replenishment and putaway.
“The real win here is how quickly we got everything up and running. We went from design to development to deployment in less than 3 months, and in time for the holiday peak.”
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