Kiva Systems, a developer of mobile solutions for the dynamic storage, movement and sortation of inventory, announces the availability of the OrderFetch shipping sorter. An extension of the Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System, OrderFetch uses mobile robots to transport completed orders from any operator to any shipping dock door. Kiva OrderFetch is up to 80 percent less expensive than existing shipping sorters while simultaneously improving the speed, flexibility and efficiency of shipping operations, according to the company.
The Kiva OrderFetch solution employs a few dozen mobile robotic drive units to route order containers to operator stations, where items are picked and packed. When an order is complete, the drive units transport the finished containers directly to any designated dock door for loading. OrderFetch allows operators in all of the pick stations to work in parallel on orders for the same pallet, van or truck, resulting in better loads, significantly lower loading cycle times and increased turns on dock doors. In addition, OrderFetch allows for unlimited sorts and box per hour rates that scale with truck loading staff while eliminating diverts, mergers, buffers and similar mechanical complexities and constraints. Used together, the Kiva ItemFetch picking system and OrderFetch shipping sorter provide a solution for operations that seek to pick and ship at the same time.
Company: Kiva Systems
Company URL: www.kivasystems.com