- Innovation Award
6 River Systems, Inc. (6RS) Collaborative Fulfillment Solution
Posted by 6 River Systems, Inc (booth # B4978)
Summary of Innovation
6 River Systems (6RS) has advanced the capabilities of the industry's most comprehensive robotic fulfillment automation solution with a series of new innovations and features. The solution, nominated for Best New Innovation at Promat 2017, now allows fulfillment operators the ability to interleave picking and replenishment of product using collaborative mobile robots (Chuck). In addition, the solution now allows operators the choice between discrete order, batch, and zone based picking simultaneously. The solution requires no new infrastructure and minimal integration with existing WMS. It works with existing racking and layout, eliminating the need for expensive and disruptive retrofits. This allows 6RS to triple operator rates in a matter of days, delivering a 1.5- to 2-year return on investment.
The 6RS solution is the first fulfillment solution in the world to utilize a directed zone-based picking and replenishment workflow, with the Chuck leading the associate through his/her work. Chuck combines movement, images, and lights to communicate with and lead the associate, simplifying training requirements and eliminating language barriers. It does not rely on wires, stickers, or other guides to navigate through the warehouse, which is also a first.
6RS has successfully deployed their system at 3 of the top 5 leading 3PLs and some of the largest retailers in the world, realizing increases of 2-3x in operator rates in as little as 3 days.
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