A recent press release states, “Berkshire Grey, a robotics and AI company delivering retail, ecommerce, and logistics fulfillment automation to global companies, announced that its next generation Robotic Store Replenishment (RSR) solution is now generally available for retail customers. The robotic picking solution automates break pack operations where eaches, inner packs, and less-than-case quantities are picked and shipped in customer specified containers to stores where associates re-stock shelves. Berkshire Grey customers are using RSR solutions today to pick millions of items in production operations, and typical payback periods are 3 years or less for operators.”
The release continues, “Given labor challenges faced by many companies, and because the RSR enables efficient autonomous picking of smaller inventory quantities, the solution is popular with retailers seeking to optimize store inventory levels while ensuring superior in-stock positions. The RSR is part of Berkshire Grey’s portfolio of omni-channel fulfillment solutions which also include robotic ecommerce fulfillment, robotic induction for traditional sortation, and robotic parcel sortation systems. As with all Berkshire Grey robotic systems, the RSR can run for all shifts on demand and can support rapid scaling of operations to support high demand periods. The second generation RSR delivers industry leading performance including best-in-class SKU coverage, real-time picking accuracy, unparalleled throughput, and world-class labor efficiency. The RSR solution is integrated into standard distribution processes with the robotic systems often working side-by-side with manual break pack operations while both are served with inventory from a traditional automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).”
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