Fetch Robotics, collaborated with Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, to optimize and automate warehouse picking processes through the integration of Fetch Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and Zebra FulfillmentEdge software. The unique solution optimizes picking across multiple orders for piece, case, and pallet workflows. By dynamically optimizing and orchestrating the movement of warehouse workers and robots, FulfillmentEdge and Fetch AMRs enable collaborative picking for faster, more accurate fulfillment and improved workflows that allow workers to spend more time in the aisle instead of manually moving material throughout a facility. The solution will be demonstrated at Fetch’s booth (#9011) at MODEX 2020 on March 9-12, 2020 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
E-commerce is causing a profound change in supply chain operations that is blurring the line between distribution centers and fulfillment centers as companies increasingly ship to consumers and stores from the same facility. Increasing order volume, labor shortages, high turnover, long ramp up times, and physically taxing material movement related to picking are forcing companies to accomplish more with fewer resources. In response, picking operations need to transform so that companies are able to fulfill more orders with fewer and less experienced workers.
“By integrating Fetch AMRs with Zebra FulfillmentEdge and the optional enterprise-class HD4000 head-mounted display, we have created a solution for companies to modernize their picking operations without having to upgrade their warehouse management system or make changes to their facilities.This combined solution enables companies to increase revenue by directing workers to high-value activity, reduce unproductive material movement and dwell time, and improve efficiency across piece, case, and pallet picking operations”, said Stefan Nusser, VP of Products at Fetch Robotics.