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Micro-Fulfillment

Tompkins Robotics has developed a unique and effective t-Sort solution for micro-fulfillment that is quickly deployed, greatly lowers labor and cost, increases speed and accuracy, and costs a fraction of the typical ASRS type solution.  The entire system fits in existing backroom space with no construction and no expansion costs.  t-Sort can fit in a row of pallet existing rack.  The system is portable, requires no permits and can be quickly assembled and installed within a week.  Our micro-fulfillment solution enhances a site with an existing ASRS system, and it is a better solution than ASRS for a single store.  The system is also designed to work seamlessly in conjunction with t-Rail to provide overhead transport of goods to and from the selling floor, eliminating floor congestion, reducing labor further, eliminating human interaction and adding incremental ROI.

Typical Designs

t-Sort Store Typical Design
t-Sort Backroom Typical Design
Inbound Sortation

Facilitates inbound sortation of mixed containers of items and small cases to aisle segments for more efficient shelf stocking

Buy Online Pickup In-Store (BOPIS)

Enhances BOPIS order processing by allowing store batch picking by department or aisle.  Automated, accurate and efficient order consolidation

Home Delivery

Facilitates home delivery orders in the same manner to allow fast processing and minimize labor and store aisle congestion.  BOPIS & e-commerce picked and sorted in the same batch, on demand

Automated Order Consolidation

Automates order consolidation, accuracy is virtually 100%, increases customer service and satisfaction

Labor Reduction

Reduces labor dramatically – Batch picking with t-Sort consolidation is 50% of traditional store order fulfillment

Home Delivery Sortation

Sorts outbound home delivery packages by route or local hub destination for DDU, local carriers, and other delivery methods allowing same day / next-day delivery at a pre-sort final mile introduction cost

Grocery and Superstore

Processes room temp, refrigerated, frozen, fresh, all product types – eggs, produce, cases of water, 98% of a grocery store or supercenter

Flexibility

Flexible, modular and portable – add a robot in seconds, sort destinations in hours, move to another site overnight

Cost Savings

More cost-effective single store solution than ASRS.  Typically 1/10th cost, 1/10th space and 67% labor reduction