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6 River Systems unveils new features for its robotic systems for warehouses

6 River Systems (6RS), part of e-commerce platform company Shopify, has unveiled new features for its robotic fulfillment solution that enhances productivity and flexibility for warehouse operators.

Integrated with 6RS’ SaaS-based Fulfillment Execution System and autonomous mobile robot (AMR), Chuck, these new features position the company as the most configurable warehouse automation solution provider on the market.

6RS provides the “tools and insights needed to maximize operations as fulfillment speed becomes a competitive differentiator for warehouse operators and the merchants they serve”, says 6RS.

The new functionality of 6RS’ wall-to-wall fulfillment solution supports customers’ changing operational needs. According to Insider Intelligence, e-commerce sales will continue to grow by double digits in 2023, and Forrester predicts that B2B e-commerce sales will account for 24 percent of total B2B sales by 2027.

As a result of this growth, warehouse operators across market segments are seeking adaptable automation technologies that support the workforce, increase margins and drive throughput.

Rylan Hamilton, co-founder and CEO, 6 River Systems, says: “Fulfillment can no longer be an afterthought as warehouses adapt to rising demand, labor costs and faster SLAs. Our customers need smart, interconnected solutions that integrate with existing infrastructure.

“Through both hardware and software, the improvements we made to our system empower warehouse operators to increase efficiency, stabilize labor and support continuous growth.”

Brandon Hetrick, Plant Manager, Parker Hannifin, says: “Through our relationship, 6RS has been an engaged partner, focused on developing the best hardware and software solution for Parker. We have completely overhauled our operation and now we have associates that are more productive and far more safe.”

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