The world is continually changing, and the methods of buying and selling products are a part of that change. Traveling to a store for merchandise is rapidly being replaced with online purchasing, better known as eCommerce. Consumers want the convenience of shopping from their home, fast delivery of merchandise, and an easy way to return the product if it doesn’t meet their expectations.
This change in purchasing methods requires a shift in the fulfillment methods of the past. Store replenishment processes that included picking at the case level are being replaced with processes that support individual unit picking. eCommerce orders typically require more “touches,” which places more emphasis on the importance of efficient operations to handle increased throughput and stringent delivery windows. Using our six-step DesignBuild process, the engineers at AHS LLC partner with our customers to design the optimal robotics for eCommerce fulfillment to meet their specific needs.