Increasing Retail Order Fulfillment
In-store retail shopping remains strong, and that means brick-and-mortar locations must keep shelves stocked with products customers want. Retailers are also filling customer buy-online pick up-in-store (BOPIS) orders and performing eCommerce fulfillment from stores so cost-effectively keeping inventory in stores is imperative.
BEFORE: Traditional Store Replenishment or Store Allocation Fulfillment Process
Typically, to process break pack orders for store replenishment and allocation:
- Inventory is stored in containers on racks or in an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) and moved to the pick module.
- Multiple operators select items from inventory containers to fulfill orders.
- Operators scan items from the totes to determine their destination.
- Operators add the assigned number of items into corresponding boxes destined for stores.
- As order boxes are complete, operators prep each one and move them to shipping.
Traditional replenishment and allocation processes present challenges.
AFTER: Retail Order Fulfillment Operations with BG RSPS
- A single operator positions him/herself in the ergonomic workstation at the center of the BG RSPS system.
- Inventory totes arrive at the operator workstation.
- The intuitive user interface directs the operator to place any number of units to one of two induction points, improving order accuracy and product quality.
- Goods are transferred onto one of two robotic linear sortation slides, which deposit them into outbound containers, totes, or boxes.
- When full, containers are automatically moved to a central finishing station and on to shipping.
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