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Overview


Join us at ProMat 2019 in Chicago this year at McCormick Place! We will be hosting demos of our collaborative robot Chuck and taking meetings at our booth. We also have some exciting events and sessions in store for those interested in learning more about collaborative robots. Take a look below at all the information you need to know to find 6 River Systems on the conference agenda and expo floor.

Meet with Us

Booth S3983


Meet the 6 River Systems executive team in person at Booth S3983. We’ll be hosting demos of our collaborative mobile robot Chuck! Learn how Chuck is doubling or tripling pick rates for our customers, at a fraction of the cost of traditional automation.

If you’re curious about collaborative robotics— schedule time to talk with the 6 River Systems team. We’ll be taking meetings all day, every day at ProMat.

 
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'Pick to Win’ Competition


Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to work side-by-side with robots in the warehouse? Now you can find out for yourself at our booth. We’re excited to host the 6 River Systems ‘Pick to Win’ Picking Competition—open to all at ProMat 2019. Grab a friend and team up with one of our robots to pick items off of shelves. The fastest pickers will be awarded fantastic prizes daily. Come and join the fun at Booth S3983!

Passport to the Future: Robotics in the Supply Chain


6 River Systems is proud to be one of six robotics companies participating in the “Passport to the Future: Robotics in the Supply Chain” program. Grab a passport from a distributor in the exhibit hall, or at participating booths. Vist the 6 River Systems booth and get a stamp on your passport. Collect all six stamps from participating robotics booths at ProMat and be eligible to win prizes!

See Us in Session


Collaborative robots are changing what it means to automate fulfillment. Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve got a great roster of speakers lined up to talk about their experiences implementing collaborative robots.


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Speakers:

  • Mark van Onna, Director of Bleckmann International at Bleckmann
  • Jerome Dubois, co-CEO and co-Founder of 6 River Systems

When & Where:

  • Monday, April 8 in Theater C at 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 in Theater G at 12 p.m.

Abstract: Most warehouse robots are focused on removing walking in the warehouse, but eliminating the walking is just one of three areas for improvement. Learn about the other two in this session.

Moderator: Rian Whitton, Research Director, ABI Research

Speakers:

  • Kevin Vliet, Vice President Supply Chain Engineering, Target Corporation
  • Randy Tucker, CEO and President, Americas, GEODIS
  • Matt Wicks, VP of Product Development, Honeywell Intelligrated
  • Mike Futch, President, Tompkins Robotics
  • Omer Rashid, Vice President, Operations Development, DHL Supply Chain

When & Where: Monday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. on Main Stage in Expo Hall

Abstract: This power panel of industry leaders will discuss and debate the implications and opportunities of robotics and AI in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.

Speakers:

  • Corey Cook, Solutions Architect at Lockheed Martin
  • Jerome Dubois, co-CEO and co-Founder of 6 River Systems

When & Where: Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in Robo Theatre

Abstract: Inventory optimization needs across the multi-echelons of a risk-averse, complex and mature supply chain drove Lockheed Martin to invest in the most recent advancements in robotic technologies. Learn how robotics is powering the defense supply chain of the 21st century.

Speakers:

  • Oliver Mitchell, Founding Partner at Autonomy Ventures
  • Julian Counihan, Partner at Schematic Ventures
  • Grant Allen, Head of Ventures at ABB
  • Gordon MacKenzie, VP Technology & Development at CSAT Solutions
  • Mario Reveles, Supply Chain Director at Dell

When & Where: Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in Emerging Technologies & Sustainability Theater

Abstract: Manufacturing and supply chain industries are going through a tremendous transformation, but what can companies do to cut through the hype and get real results? Join fellow executives for this session led by industry veterans who will share insights on the elements of a successful implementation.

Speaker: Ryan Cox, Industrial Engineer at ACT Fulfillment

When & Where: Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. in RoboBusiness Theater

Abstract: In 2018, ACT Fulfillment, a 3PL, ditched manual carts for collaborative mobile robots to improve service for its largest account, a global shoe retailer. The results: ACT tripled its pick rates, improved order accuracy and boosted employee morale. Learn how ACT launched a robotics strategy in this session.

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New Product Announcement


Stay tuned for a big product announcement from 6 River Systems! Stop by our booth to learn more.

SEE OUR PARTNERS IN SESSION


We’re very excited to team up with a group of excellent supply chain vendors at ProMat 2019! Get an education in robotics with sessions from our partners.


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Envista

When & Where: Monday, April 8 at 12:45 p.m. in Theater G

Abstract: A next-gen OMS on a unified commerce cloud platform is the lynchpin solution providing enterprise inventory visibility, optimal order orchestration and enabling your company to deliver personalized experiences and buy/fulfill/return anywhere commerce.

When & Where:

  • Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Theater G
  • Thursday, April 11 at 12:45 p.m. in Theater B

Abstract: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) enable companies to allocate inventory based upon demand, whereas Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) manage the flow of materials traveling on material handling equipment within the warehouse, and Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) orchestrate the flow of work within the warehouse. Yet, many companies struggle with where each technology option fits into their distribution strategy.

IAM Robotics

When & Where: Monday, April 8 at 2 p.m. in RoboBusiness Theater

Abstract: The labor shortages that retail, fulfillment, and manufacturing industries face today are likely to get worse before they get better. Businesses executives need to start building a culture that accepts people and robots working together. Investing in a robotics program now will keep your business scalable and allow you to remain competitive.

PINC

When & Where:

  • Monday, April 8 at 12:45 p.m. in Theater H
  • Thursday, April 11 at 12 p.m. in Theater I

Abstract: According to MHI and Deloitte, there are two primary forces driving investments in technology in the supply chain and logistics industry: customer demands and workforce shortage. To the company that is still using clipboards, spreadsheets, and outdated manual electronic readers to track inventory, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and get up to speed with digital inventory that is powered by advanced technologies like robotics, drones, and artificial intelligence.

When & Where: Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Theater G

Abstract: Today’s customers expect same-day and next-day delivery guarantees. When they don’t get what they want, they can find another source with just a couple of screen taps or mouse clicks. For this reason, good inventory management—accompanied by the ability to move inventory through the supply chain at a high velocity—has become a must-have in today’s business world.

When & Where: Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in RoboBusiness Theater

Abstract: This presentation will discuss how organizations that have invested in digital inventory technology are gaining an edge in understanding inventory levels and being able to move inventory faster throughout the supply chain. These companies are also redirecting their staff to handle high value activities and empowering their teams with rich information, which can then be revisited at any point in time and can be used to make better decisions.

RightHand Robotics and Tompkins International

When & Where: Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in Theater G

Abstract: Although robots have been around for many years, until recently, they have been very limited in capability, functionality, and performance in the world of distribution and order fulfillment. Today, there are many types of robots available to help with DC/FC operational tasks. This session will focus on the robots that assist with the picking and sorting of items that go into a unique order.

Tompkins International

When & Where: Monday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Emerging Technologies & Sustainability Theater

Abstract: The industry is in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution driven by technological advancements in hardware, software, robotics, AI, machine learning, and the automation of manufacturing and warehousing processes. This power panel of industry leaders will discuss and debate the implications of robotics and AI, and their opportunities in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.

When & Where:

  • Tuesday, April 9 at 12 p.m. in Theater G
  • Thursday, April 11 at 12 p.m. in Theater C

Abstract: Digital commerce has dramatically challenged supply chains. To address these challenges new solutions, technology, and material handling is needed. This is the beginning of the era of new retail, retail innovation, a new shopping experience, game changing demand driven replenishment, and an each supply chain.