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E-Commerce Fulfillment

Fulfill more and fulfill it faster. Outsmart labor shortages and turnover. Zero warehouse changes or disruptions.

ECommerce Supply Chain
the challenge

The rapid growth of e-commerce is profoundly impacting the supply chain

The explosive growth of eCommerce was already having a dramatic effect on retail, and then the pandemic occurred. According to Prologis, there will be an additional 20% increase over the previous eCommerce predictions in 2021 and another 17% increase over the previous eCommerce predictions in 2022. This trend is expected to continue even after the pandemic ends with 94% of the United States buying the same amount or more online after COVID-19 ends.

This additional and sustained growth of eCommerce is expected to have a profound impact on the supply chain. Most reports estimate that it takes three times as much space for eCommerce than traditional shopping as none of the inventory is in stores. This will drive an additional billion square feet of warehouse space by 2025. Beyond the amount of extra space required, there is also a massive trend for retailers to ship to both consumers and stores from the same distribution center.

How Fetch Helps Fulfillment Centers

Outsmart Labor Shortages

To contend with steadily growing order volumes and an ongoing labor shortage, distribution and fulfillment centers must embrace smarter technology to keep operations running. Automation is key to meeting demand. Automation should not only be flexible to show a fast return on investment and ability to change if business needs change but also able to scale and interwork with other types of automation in a distribution or fulfillment center.

Pick More, Pick Faster

Fetch Robotics AMRs not only provide flexible automation, but also scale with business operations by being integrated with other types of automation equipment such as ASRSs, sortation systems, and software that constantly monitors material being received, urgent orders received, and shipping times. This enables Fetch AMRs to be an organic part of the larger distribution center instead of an isolated cell within a distribution or fulfillment center.  

Optimize Workers & Robots

Fetch fulfillment solutions enable real-time, dynamically updated system-wide pick optimization and orchestration across order picking, batch picking, and case picking workflows. These can be implemented independently as standalone workflows or as a single solution that encompasses all of these workflows to optimize picking operations of merchandise ranging in size from tiny transistors to 3000 pound pallets and everything in between. 

Partner with industry leading providers

Dynamic Orchestration of Both Humans & Robots

  • Order, batch, and case picking optimized workflows using vision or handheld devices, or on an AMR
  • Aggregate pick data from WMS across numerous orders and enable collaborative picking for faster fulfillment 
  • Automatically accommodate new rush orders and instantly update the work order in process.  Identifies the worker or AMR closest to items in new order
  • Reduce wasted travel in pick zone combined with eliminated travel outside pick zone
  • Determine best-next-move for each worker and robot based on their real-time location, tasks and task priority
Fetch Robotics CartConnect Integration
Zebra Technologies
Koerber Supply Chain
Vargo
Lucas Systems
Softeon
Blue Yonder
SAP

Solutions for Fulfillment

Fetch Robotics HMIShelf with Warehouse Associate

Pick-to-Robot

Dynamically deliver orders to workers. Keep workers in a specific zone to reduce congestion in aisles Enable workers to pick and sort multiple orders at once via visual
prompts.

Fetch Robotics RollerTop Front

Pick-to-Tote

Automated tote induct / deduct to conveyor. Optimize worker movements: real-time knowledge of what to pick and where to find the item. Decrease delivery of loads: reduce travel time of pushing carts to pack areas.

Fetch Robotics HMIShelf Transport

Interleave Picking & Replenishment

Prioritize picking and replenishment tasks through WES Minimize full-time employees dedicated to replenishment Fill open positions and ease labor shortages.

Fetch Robotics HMIShelf Delivery

Rush Orders

Enable urgent order and hot picks for flexible operation Quickest deployment solution Ideal for small & medium payloads Reduces travel & drives productivity in low dwell time, high volume environments

FEATURED SOLUTION

Optimize Fulfillment with Fetch and COFE by Vargo

“As e-commerce fulfillment operators face ever-increasing pressure to reduce labor and deliver higher levels of production in a more scalable and flexible way, the combination of VARGO® and Fetch Robotics, under this alliance, provides a powerful and compelling fulfillment solution,” said Bart J. Cera, president and COO of VARGO®. “We are excited about our company’s formal alignment with Fetch Robotics to further deliver industry-leading, robust and expansive solutions for the challenges that e-commerce and distribution operations face.”

Ready to take the next step?

Want to learn more about how flexible automation can improve productivity in your facility? Get started today by contacting the automation experts at Fetch Robotics. With the broadest range of AMRs in the industry, we can help you pick, find, track, and move anything from parts to pallets.