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Sunday 25th July 2021 05:01 AM
Tobi Deploys inVia Robotics to Speed Up Fast Fashion Warehouse Operations
inVia Robotics, the supplier of next generation warehouse automation solutions, today announced Tobi has used its inVia Picker robots and cloud-based Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) automation system to optimize e-commerce fulfillment in its Reno warehouse.
The strongly competitive e-commerce retail space keeps rapid growth, with U.S. retail e-commerce sales increasing by 14.3 percent (±4.4%) in just one year. Companies are having to innovate to keep up with the originating demands of clients, including expectations for next day shipment. This tension is especially high for fast fashion e-commerce retailers, which feel prompt market modifications due to seasonality, sales and trends.
As an online fast fashion retailer, Tobi wanted an automatic system that would promptly add productivity and accuracy to its warehouse operations and evolve with the company. inVia Robotics' solution empowers Tobi to boost warehouse productivity and fulfillment, without disrupting warehouse operations to offer Tobi with a competitive advantage.
"We strive to exceed customers' expectations with every facet of our business from selection to price and even shipment," said Kenneth Chan, founder and CEO of Tobi. "We found that in order to compete and maintain to wow our customers we needed automation to present. inVia delivered the best solution to improve order efficiency and consistency. The robotics expertise the inVia team has added into our operations has been one of the most valuable aspects of the deployment. They have handled our business like it's theirs and let us commit our methods to our core competency of delivering fast fashion to our customers."
The inVia Picker works collaboratively with people in the Tobi warehouse to masterfully pick and move clothing and accessories, automating the storage and retrieval process and freeing workers to focus on less repetitive tasks. The robots are directed by the Robotics Management System (RMS) that analyzes the company's warehouse to boost workflows and increase throughput. The system's advanced AI algorithms adapt to fluctuations in demand and adjust robot warehouse mapping to create a more efficient process. inVia's holistic program seamlessly integrates with any existing layout and software, and its Robotics-as-a-Service model lets customers see an immediate ROI. As a part of inVia's discovery process, which includes thousands of simulations conducted by the engineering team, Tobi is expected to double its throughput rate.
"Warehouse automation is a competitive advantage for e-commerce retailers operating in a crowded space," said Lior Elazary, founder and CEO of inVia Robotics. "inVia's innovative AI- driven technology will optimize picking and cycle counting for Tobi and automate repetitive warehouse tasks, so their people can focus on delighting their customers. We're excited to partner with Tobi to create more meaningful work experiences for their employees and consistent satisfaction for their customers."
This article is originally posted on CISION PR NEWSWIRE