Pregis and inVia Robotics Partner to Offer Automated Pick, Pack, Replenish Solution, Increasing Warehouse Productivity up to 10X
Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective and flexible packaging solutions, is partnering with inVia Robotics to improve pick, pack and replenishment labor efficiencies by automating fulfillment operations.
InVia and Pregis engineers have integrated artificial intelligence-driven software and autonomous mobile robots with packaging systems. Pregis’ advanced automation solutions are typically integrated into end-of-line work cells which the company refers to as the “perimeter around the parcel.” This includes Pregis’ Sharp® brand of bagging machines, as well as air-, foam- and paper-based protective packing systems. The objective is to extend automation capabilities throughout the fulfillment process, delivering greater operational efficiencies, increasing order accuracy, and improving pack cycle times.
“Pregis prides itself in working collaboratively with fulfillment operations to ensure all aspects of production are as efficient as possible. That means bringing in partners and developing integrated solutions to optimize results. That’s exactly why we partnered with inVia—to improve upstream pick and pack operations, as well as boosting labor efficiencies,” said David Schuda, vice president of technology, Pregis.
inVia’s fully autonomous robots move goods from pick grids to pack stations and then back for replenishment, optimizing labor. Meanwhile a warehouse management system sends shipping labels to pack stations where Pregis’ end-of-line systems like Sharp baggers significantly increase throughput. The Pregis-inVia automated solution can reportedly improve productivity 10X over manual processes, easing companies’ labor challenges, meeting consumer demand, and providing a quick return on investment.
“Our goal is to bring efficiency into every step of the fulfillment process in our customers’ warehouse in order to enable exponential growth for their business,” said Lior Elazary, chief executive officer and co-founder, inVia Robotics. “Strategic partners like Pregis help us integrate additional automation into warehouse operations, ensuring goods, people and equipment are all flowing without interruption.”
For more information, visit https://www.inviarobotics.com.