The 6 River Systems Fulfillment Solution

Fulfillment operators need to scale quickly and cost-effectively to meet growing demand—yet finding and retaining quality warehouse personnel is getting more difficult and seasonal hires take time to train; especially if you’re trying to leverage automation technologies.

6 River Systems (6RS) can double or triple the productivity of warehouse associates—at half the cost of traditional automation and without requiring any new infrastructure or change to warehouse layout. With Chuck, the most configurable collaborative robot in the industry, it’s easy to increase throughput, accelerate new hire training, reduce associate walking, and delight customers.

The 6 River Systems solution expands beyond collaborative robots to increase efficiency across your entire operation. Within weeks, you can:

  • Increase productivity in picking, packing, sorting, and replenishment
  • Gain new, actionable insights through real-time data
  • Realize continuous improvement without hardware or infrastructure changes

“Operational efficiency is critical to providing an accurate and fast delivery experience, and the demand for this continues to grow. Our solution from 6 River Systems enables us to increase our throughput and get more orders out the door and into customers’ hands. We are excited about their commitment to continually improving and developing their product,” said Glen Sutton, SVP Americas, Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services.

6 River System’s order allocation algorithm and optimizations support batch, zone and other picking methodologies to reduce associate walking in the warehouse. With large, modular, multi-level workspaces, Chuck is the most flexible collaborative mobile robot in the industry.

Chuck benefits include:

  • Capacity: up to 6 levels for a total of 44.6 ft2 / 4.1m2 of workspace, over three times more than the other providers, handles a broad range of SKUs and a payload of up to 200 lbs / 90.7 kg.
  • Compliance: patent-pending safety system meets international safety standards, including CE and UL1740.
  • Usability: globally recognized lighting, images, and prompts accelerates training and directs associates through their tasks.

“Our solution transforms fulfillment operations. Chuck replaces cumbersome and dangerous manual carts, eliminates long walks to receive and deliver work and improves associates' jobs. In turn, this helps companies recruit and retain the best workers,” said Gillan Hawkes, 6 River Systems’ VP of Product. “Unlike traditional automation systems, ours continuously improves through over-the-air software updates and new functionality, helping our existing customers realize year-over-year productivity increases of 10% or greater.”

6 River Systems has also been honored with two Red Dot Awards for Product Design. Chuck was lauded in the Smart Products metacategory and Product Design for Robotics category for its best-in-class industrial design. This highly-regarded design recognition from Red Dot further establishes that Chuck is the most configurable collaborative mobile robot and flexible automation solution in the logistics industry.

“These awards are recognition of what we’ve known all along,” says Chris Cacioppo, Chief Technology Officer, 6 River Systems. “Chuck is not only the best collaborative robot for fulfillment operations, it’s an integral part of an industry-changing, cloud-based wall-to-wall fulfillment solution that empowers warehouses to solve some of their greatest challenges.”

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6 River Systems (6RS) is a leading fulfillment solutions provider for 3PL, multi-channel commerce, retail and B2B companies worldwide. With Chuck, the most flexible and configurable collaborative robot in the industry, 6RS empowers operators to transform the entire fulfillment workflow from putaway, to picking, sorting and packing. The 6RS solution fulfills millions of units each week for companies across North America and Europe, including DHL, ACT Fulfillment, Office Depot and XPO Logistics.

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