Warehouse operators are struggling with finding enough workers in time to meet the upcoming peak season volume, just like last year. What are the smart ones doing to change the game to find – and keep – these workers while meeting their customer volume and keeping labor costs down? Many are adding autonomous mobile robots to their warehouses, and getting amazing results.Find out how they’re doing it in our latest blog post.
Locus CEO, Rick Faulk examines the Eight Factors that have created a Strategic Inflection Point (SIP) for the logistics industry where a company’s ability to respond will determine the winners and those who will be a historical footnote.
This informative webcast brings Mike Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media and Locus Robotics’ CEO Rick Faulk together to talk about the shortcomings of traditional cart-based picking and how a multi-bot approach significantly increases productivity, scales to meet changing demand, and streamlines the fulfillment process to help operators to “think outside of the cart”.
Warehouse robotics has created a major paradigm shift in the industry, causing management to “think outside the cart” in order to improve productivity while managing costs and a tight labor market. In this new whitepaper from Logistics Management, Locus Robotics’ CEO Rick Faulk talks about how this powerful shift is driving the revolutionary development of powerful and… Read more »
Locus Robotics Is Industry’s First AMR Company to Support Omnichannel Retail with the Launch of New Spring 2019 Hardware and Software Suite
Locus Robotics announces the launch of its Spring 2019 software and hardware suite featuring significant new functionality and enhancements to our powerful multi-bot software, hardware, and user experience (UX). These new features further improve productivity, operational flexibility and performance, and efficiency for retail/e-tail, third party logistics (3PL), distribution and industrial specialty customers. Our new software… Read more »
Locus Robotics CEO, Rick Faulk, was named a 2019 Pros To Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The publication’s 19th annual listing recognizes exceptional supply chain executives that lead initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. The 2019 list includes more than 200 individuals from software… Read more »
Locus Robotics was just named one of the 2019 MHI Innovation Award Finalists for “Best New Innovation” and we couldn’t be more proud – or excited. Our entry, the Locus Robotics Gamification feature, advances the capabilities of Locus’s powerful autonomous robotic solution to both improve the working experience for human employees, while also maximizing productivity and throughput… Read more »
Locus customer, Radial, garnered some well-earned recognition in the “IDC Marketspace: Worldwide Distributed Order Orchestration for Enterprise Retailers 2018 Vendor Assessment” published by the industry analysts at IDC. This report analyzes Radial and 7 other vendors, providing insight into the toolsets that create the full spectrum of order orchestration. According to Victoria Brown, research manager, IDC Retail… Read more »
Congratulations to our great partners DHL, GEODIS, Port Logistics, and Radial, for being recognized by Multichannel Merchant as the top third-party logistics (3PL) providers of the year in ecommerce and direct-to-customer operations. We are proud to partner with these industry-leading 3PL providers, helping them to meet the critical needs of global merchants and their customers… Read more »
At Locus, our robots run on a popular robotics middleware known as the Robot Operating System, or ROS. ROS is an open-source project with a vibrant, ever-expanding community that spans industry and academia across the globe. One of the common themes I used to hear in my previous life as a defense contractor was that… Read more »
This was a statement I made in a recent presentation at a JDA user conference in front of about 2,600 people. It’s also what I tell our prospective Locus Robotics customers. So why in the world would the CEO of Locus Robotics make such a crazy statement? First, let’s look at the definition of ROI.… Read more »
LocusEmpower, a robotic, task-based execution system, has the fantastic ability to extend and improve its capabilities with no operator intervention. It goes without saying that at Locus Robotics, we love technology. Especially robots. You need not look any further than our in-house robot museum and the many spaces filled with robots, images of robots, along… Read more »
At first glance, you may think implementing an automation solution for your e-commerce fulfillment center is a daunting task, fraught with risks. Will I put my SLAs at risk? Will I get the increases in the key metrics and ROI as promised? Will it really work in my facility? While these are certainly all valid… Read more »
At Locus, we’re hyper-focused on delivering innovative and technologically advanced warehouse robots that optimize worker productivity and maximize customer ROI. One of the questions we get a lot is about why we built a circular robot vs. a rectangular robot. In a perfect world, a warehouse robot should be able to carry a heavy, large… Read more »
The explosive growth of e-commerce, frequent seasonal promotions, and meeting service-level agreements are creating more peak periods than ever in the DC. These peak periods bring unique challenges to your fulfillment center, and no other time of the year is more challenging for e-tailers and 3PL’s than the period between Thanksgiving & Christmas. We’ve all… Read more »