inVia Robotics has been selected by Fulfyld, a third-party logistics (3PL) provider specializing in eCommerce fulfillment — to integrate a full WES (warehouse execution system) and AMR (autonomous mobile robots) solution into its Huntsville, Alabama warehouse.
Built to address the unique challenge of random access to inventory, inVia’s robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) suite integration will be deployed into Fulfyld’s existing facilities without disrupting the 3PL’s order fulfillment or daily operations. The system will include:
- inVia PickerWall system including a fleet of inVia Picker AMRs
- inVia Logic, the AI-powered WES software
- inVia’s Robotics Operation Center (ROC) for 24/7 monitoring and support
Fulfyld expects to be up and running with the inVia system this June, following an integration process of six to eight weeks.
Automated Warehouse Boosts Productivity
Fufyld will benefit from a reliable workforce of inVia Picker robots to do all of the nonstop traveling to retrieve each day’s ordered SKUs and deliver it to inVia’s dynamic put and pick wall where people pick individual items. Workers travel just inches between picks instead of walking miles daily across the warehouse floor, which will increase pick rates 4-5X. The AMRs will pick orders and replenish stock, part of an automaton system that will deliver 150 actions per hour.
“We’ve specifically designed our system to increase productivity in eCommerce operations where more labor is required to ship directly to consumers.” – Lior Elazary, CEO and Co-Founder of inVia Robotics
“As consumer demands for next or same-day delivery increase and labor supplies decrease, we’re able to help 3PLs keep up and meet their SLAs. We are honored to have been chosen by Fulfyld to automate their fulfillment operations and look forward to helping to strengthen their business.”
inVia’s RaaS Model: Pay for What You Need
inVia’s systems are offered on a subscription basis, so customers pay only for the productivity they deliver. There are no major capital outlays with purchasing robots and software, along with the burdens of equipment ownership. The system includes maintenance and technology updates, which allows customers to benefit seamlessly from new features and enhancements. Online orders are processed and sent out on time, thanks to 24/7 monitoring and support of people and robot labor.
inVia’s systems are offered on a subscription basis, where customers pay only for the productivity of the system. So, as new features and performance enhancements are added, customers seamlessly benefit from the updates. inVia operates the robotics system with 24/7 monitoring and support and ensures labor – both people and robots – is managed throughout the day to get orders out on time.
“inVia’s RaaS model is ideal for eCommerce fulfillment 3PLs like ours, because it allows us to avoid large CapEx, which ultimately helps Fulfyld deliver better pricing to customers,” says AJ Khanijow, CEO of Fulfyld.
“It also extends our operations resources, not only by supplementing our workforce with robots, but also by finding greater efficiencies in our workflows so our teams can work smarter,” says Spencer Mundt, Chief Operating Officer of Fulfyld. “We looked at all of the automation solutions on the market, and only inVia delivered the level of flexibility and productivity increases we needed for the level of service we’re committed to giving our customers.”
Discovery Process for Fulfyld
Fulfyld explored many automation options on the market. They discovered that many of the person-to-goods AMRs fell short of giving them the productivity to deliver the ROI they required. They found the cost of automated storage and retrieval systems too high, especially given the relatively short contract terms they have with customers. inVia was an ideal choice for Fulfyld from an affordability, flexibility and productivity standpoint.
To learn more why Fulfyld choose a RaaS model and how inVia will integrate without disruptions in their daily operations, read the Robotics 24/7 interview with inVia’s CEO Lior Elazary.