Locus Robotics Reports Ground-Breaking 70M Units During 20220 Holiday Shopping Period

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Rick Faulk, Chief Executive Officer of Locus Robotics

A trailblazer in warehouse automation and innovator in robotics-as-a-service, Locus Robotics averaged over 1.2M units obtained per day for its global retail and 3PL customers day 2020 cyber week.

FREMONT, CA: Locus Robotics, the market leader in Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for efficiency warehouses, recently published its annual CyberWeek e-commerce compliance productivity report, reporting a 250 percent improvement over the last year with 70 million units picked on behalf of its global retail and third-party logistics customers. This rise reflects the explosion in e-commerce, exacerbated by the pandemic, the shift to warehouse automation to compensate for labor shortages, and Locus's ability to produce high-performance efficiency and quick ROI.

"Robotics and automation are experiencing sharp growth, driven by increased e-commerce and online ordering, and accelerated by COVID-19. Locus addresses our customers' greatest pain points: the increased need for available labor, fulfillment cost efficiency, and the flexibility to quickly scale for seasonal volume spikes." said Rick Faulk, Chief Executive Officer, Locus Robotics.

The Locus solution hit the 300 million mark, taking over 200 million units in 2020 alone. Locus's comprehensive solution, featuring patented proprietary software, rich management reporting, intuitive user interface, significantly enhances the efficiency of both outbound ('picking') output and inbound ('putaway/replenishment') deployment in both greenfield and brownfield warehouses. Robots independently traverse the factory, regularly change their paths, and collaborate with staff, acting as a cohesive fleet. Locus' patented algorithms dynamically distribute picker workload to maximize efficiency and minimize unproductive walking.

A record 270 billion dollars in global online sales from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday this year, according to Salesforce.com and Adobe Analytics Reports. US Black Friday sales hit 9 billion dollars, up 21.6 percent, and US Cyber Monday sales reached 10.8 billion dollars, up 15.1 percent—the biggest online shopping day in US history.

Locus robots are conveniently designed to hold a wide range of items. Patented technology automatically identifies workers, adjusting the robot's large screen to show information in the desired language of the worker. This feature encourages increased efficiency and lower error rates. Locus's revolutionary 'gamification' trait shows individual performance statistics to inspire employees to achieve shift or departmental objectives. The Locus solution provides rich, real-time analytics, dashboards, and customer reporting to help managers optimize productivity and encourage continuous improvement in their operations.

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