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Fulfillment house takes advantage of robotics-as-a-service

16 May 2018

Rakuten Super Logistics has partnered with inVia Robotics to integrate picking robots into its US warehouses.

Using the inVia Picker robots and cloud-based Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) management system, Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) expects to increase its eCommerce fulfillment and warehouse productivity by more than 300% as the solution scales with data collection and optimisation.

“For RSL and our broad array of clients, inVia Robotics presents an exciting opportunity to scale demand, manage costs and improve inventory accuracy utilising a RaaS model,” explains Michael Manzione, RSL’s CEO. “Our partnership with inVia is indicative of our company’s commitment to providing clients with state-of-the-art technology designed to maximise efficiency and minimise costs.”

inVia’s goods-to-person-fulfillment, a subscription-based model, was chosen ahead of competitors due to its ability to increase efficiencies across many operating cost layers within RSL’s facilities. The company's fulfillment needs extend throughout several warehouses in major population centres across the US.

The initial pilot deployment was completed in RSL’s Las Vegas-based warehouse in three days. inVia's patented autonomous mobile Picker robots will increase productivity and fulfillment across an array of warehouse operations, including picking, packing, goods replenishment and conducting cycle count, reducing shrinkage and improving accuracy by reducing mis-shipments.