The quick rise in e-commerce, which was expanding 12 percent a year before COVID and is now forecast to add approximately $100B more than previous estimates every year through 2023, has created a great demand for third-party logistics.
FREMONT, CA: inVia Robotics, the provider of the next generation of warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce, has declared Cargo Cove has chosen inVia's AI-driven optimization software to accelerate digital transformation in its Jacksonville, Florida facility. Cargo Cove will take advantage of inVia's phased approach to automation as well as first deploy the inViaPickMate application to direct workers along the most efficient route through the warehouse to move products from inventory to pack out. Later this year, they is anticipated to add inVia Picker autonomous mobile robots, which will augment existing labor and also further increase accuracy rates and productivity.
Cargo Cove is a full-service logistics company, offering everything from same-day fulfillment to reverse logistics. The quick rise in e-commerce, which was expanding 12 percent a year before COVID and is now forecast to add approximately $100B more than previous estimates every year through 2023, has created a great demand for third-party logistics. It has accelerated Cargo Cove's initiative to bring advanced technology like inVia into its operation, delivering comprehensive analytics and maximized efficiency to its e-commerce customers.
Cargo Cove would benefit immediately from patented algorithms that evaluate optimum product location and complex labor assignments with the initial implementation of inVia Logic. AI is used to map a customer's warehouse and determine the most effective routes for moving items through the delivery process, as well as the best worker for each job. Workers can use inViaPickMate's intuitive interface on existing handhelds to be guided step-by-step across these paths in order to pick correct items for order bins. This means that all resources are used to their maximum potential and is supposed to double efficiency over manual processes.
"inVia's system will double Cargo Cove's warehouse workers' productivity with the introduction of inViaPickMate and then quadruple productivity with the addition of inViaPicker robots," stated LiorElazary, chief executive officer and co-founder of inVia Robotics. "Our phased approach is ideal for 3PLs, letting them adopt new technology at their own pace across their brands and incrementally increase efficiencies over time."