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Robotic Goods-to-Person Solutions Streamline Business Fulfillment Process

Grand Rapids, Mich.June 4, 2012Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for distribution, manufacturing and warehouse environments, is helping businesses navigate wholesale, retail and ecommerce fulfillment while maximizing inventory storage space and increasing labor productivity through its Multishuttle and RapidPick goods-to-person systems.

By reversing the order-fulfillment process and bringing the goods to the person fulfilling the order, these automated solutions eliminate the travel time associated with conventional picking methods and deliver higher levels of accuracy, flexibility, and safety to positively impact a company’s bottom line.

“In the increasingly complex world of multichannel order fulfillment, robotic goods-to-person systems can be the silver bullet for businesses, presenting an option that increases accuracy and delivery performance while reducing costs,” said John Baysore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dematic North America.

Designed to enhance the interface between bulk stock and functions such as picking, order assembly and sequencing, the Dematic Multishuttle is a robotic next-generation system for automated storage and retrieval of cases, totes and trays. The system can be easily adapted to any shape or size building, which is important for retailers experiencing rapid growth and change in product-demand profiles.

The Dematic RapidPick system is also engineered for ergonomic split-case order fulfillment, enabling pick rates of up to 1,000 line items per operator, per hour. Its compact design typically uses a 30 to 65 percent smaller footprint than other systems.

“Customizable to businesses’ activity profiles and business drivers, the Multishuttle and RapidPick systems deliver powerful productivity to distribution centers,” said Baysore. “These goods-to-person technologies exemplify Dematic’s commitment of continuing to provide flexible, scalable and modular solutions to our customers.”

Both the Dematic Multishuttle and RapidPick System will be on display at the Internet Retailer Conference and Expo, June 5-8 in Chicago.

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