This change in purchasing methods requires a shift in the eCommerce fulfillment solutions 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.
Manual Robotics Process for eCommerce
A manual process is recommended for businesses just entering the marketplace, daily activity levels are low, acquiring capital dollars is difficult, picking is mainly at the bulk level, or there is uncertainty regarding future activity levels.
- Carton Flow Rack
- Autonomous Mobile Robots
Semi-Automated Robotics Process for eCommerce
A semi-automated process is the next step in the progression from a manual process. As daily activity levels increase, more efficient methods are required to handle the increased throughput and service level requirements. The transition from manual to semi-automated involves the introduction of conveyors, packaging equipment, and a more advanced warehouse control system.
- Robots/Autonomous Mobile Robots
- Pick/Put to Light
- Pick Modules
Automated Robotics Process for eCommerce
Automated processes are employed in fulfillment centers that have high daily volume demands consistently. They utilize many of the components of a semi-automated system but replace labor-intensive operations (such as picking) with highly efficient machines. Using goods-to-person technologies such as roboticss and autonomous robots for eCommerce; reduces order cycle times even further than a semi-automated solution but at a higher capital cost.
Autonomous Mobile Robot
Carton Flow Rack