With razor-thin margins, grocers are challenged to offer all the additional services today’s shoppers expect without breaking the bank. Curbside pickup and BOPIS (buy online pickup in store) require more labor to pick the orders for customers, straining the traditional grocery model. Fresh foods and substitutions introduce more complexity to the online ordering and fulfillment process as consumers hold grocery items to a higher quality standard for home delivery than in stores.
New customer pickup and delivery options require grocers to add more staff in-store to pick orders and select substitutions, and distribution center labor costs keep climbing as labor availability declines.
New consumer buying trends including BOPIS, curbside pickup, and home delivery can turn thin margins into negative margins.
Current asset utilization needs to be optimized, facility life needs to be extended, and new capital investments must return value fast.
Pick, pack, and sort orders for store replenishment with sequenced containers, cases, and items to load trucks for store aisle friendly put away.
Convert goods-to-person picking into goods-to-robot picking for items, eaches, and inner packs.
Master last-mile delivery challenges and support direct-to-consumer orders with robotic automation closer to the customer.
Enable fast, reliable robotic each picking from feeder totes or belts using advanced computer vision and machine learning.
Unlock the value of robotic automation without upfront capital expenditures and stay flexible as your business evolves.