It’s been an exciting April here at 6 River Systems. Last week, our team showcased at ProMat 2019, in what event organizers say is the largest attendance in the history of the show. During ProMat, we spoke at educational sessions, provided demonstrations of our collaborative mobile robot Chuck and unveiled our new product Mobile Sort — but that’s not all.
From mingling with Archie Manning, to hosting a picking contest featuring Chuck, here’s what else the 6RS team was up to at ProMat 2019.
An Evening with Archie Manning at Soldier Field
Winning championships and winning at supply chain innovation have a lot in common — both require leadership, flexibility, teamwork and taking smart bets. On Monday evening we treated supply chain VIPs to a night out at Soldier Field in Chicago with Archie Manning. The event included networking, dining and a pep talk by the famous former NFL MVP.
6RS Pick to Win Competition
What is it like to work alongside collaborative robots in the warehouse? Participants in our Pick to Win competition got the chance to find out at ProMat 2019. Hundreds of booth visitors teamed up with Chuck to pick items off of shelves, with the fastest pickers winning prizes. A big thank-you and a huge congrats to all the champs, listed here:
- Holly Chandler, of Medline, at a rate of 956 UPH
- Libby Weaver, of Western Illinois University, at a rate of 892 UPH
- Claire Davis, of Medline, at a rate of 640 UPH
- Derek Lahey, of Western Illinois University, at a rate of 684 UPH
A big shout-out to 5-year-old William who mastered picking with Chuck in just 90 seconds, with a little help from our co-CEO Jerome Dubois. (Yes, it’s that easy to use Chuck!)
Picking with Chuck is so easy a 5-year-old can do it. Literally. With 90 seconds of coaching from our co-CEO @jeromeadubois, 5-year-old William masters the basics of our robot Chuck during our Pick to Win competition at #ProMat2019. Way to go, William! pic.twitter.com/4xPR4L3IJE
— 6 River Systems (@6riversystems) April 9, 2019
And kudos to Modern Materials Handling Editor Bob Trebilcock, who with a little help from 6RS Solutions Executive Royanna Chappell, also mastered the fundamentals of Chuck.
Bob Trebilcock from @modernmhmag takes Chuck for a spin during our Pick to Win contest at #ProMat2019 Booth S3983. There’s still time to compete- come on by and sign up to win prizes! @poweredbymhi pic.twitter.com/jBP45JliRm
— 6 River Systems (@6riversystems) April 11, 2019
Sport Chek and 6RS ink partnership
We had a great time at ProMat 2019. Curious about where we’ll be showcasing next? Stay tuned to our blog for updates.