The rise of consumer expectations for curbside pickup, buy online pickup in store, and same or next-day delivery has forced fulfillment centers to transform their operations. Berkshire Grey’s next generation of robotic picking combined with mobile solutions allows fulfillment leaders to meet and exceed industry expectations by delivering higher throughput, lowering overall costs in 1/3 of the typical deployment time.
With the mobile approach, there is very little bolted-down infrastructure, so any floor can be turned into a dynamic sortation system with induct and discharge locations placed anywhere that makes sense in just about any physical layout. The floor does not need to be rectangle. Throughput can be increased by simply adding more mobile bots in the existing system footprint to keep pace with order growth and volatility. Facilities can deploy Berkshire Grey mobile robots in brownfield and greenfield fulfillment centers – significantly faster than conventional systems.
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Berkshire Grey purpose-built mobile robotic systems handle greater SKU coverage than traditional conveyor and other types of unit sorters. Because the mobile robots include gentle vertical pickup and placement at induct and discharge stations, the system is well-suited for products and packages that other systems struggle with such as:
Robotic item and each picking can be integrated with mobile robots to enable world-class fulfillment operations that overcome labor availability challenges and handle some of the most common tasks including:
AI-based orchestration software delivers real-time coordination of tens to thousands of mobile robots in a single facility. This coordination enables the robots to operate as an intelligent synchronized fleet that performs the millions of dynamic sort pathways required to fulfill hundreds of thousands of outbound items. The orchestration ensures the efficient flow of goods through any fulfillment operation and the system learns to perform faster and better over time.