E-grocery Micro-fulfillment: Reliable, scalable automation that improves speed and efficiency

As e-grocery sales increase, grocers need a strategic approach that supports same-day home delivery and curbside pickup. The right automation technology can provide this support and deliver needed productivity and speed. With Swisslog, grocers have a range of automation solutions to choose from to fit their e-fulfillment strategy. 

Flexible, data-driven, robotic automation

Swisslog automated warehouse solutions can help move your e-grocery fulfillment beyond manual picking. 

Whether it’s a hub-and-spoke arrangement, a bolt-on store automation approach, micro-fulfillment centers or a fully automated grocery store, Swisslog has the expertise, as well as the automation technology and software to support your e-grocery fulfillment strategy. 

Our flexible, data-driven and robotic solutions enable grocers to meet rapidly changing customer demands while allowing them to leverage new technologies as they emerge.

Swisslog partners with H-E-B, a leading Texas-based retail chain to deploy automated micro-fulfillment centers.

As demand for online grocery services continues to accelerate, Swisslog has partnered with H-E-B in San Antonio, Texas to support the company’s growing demand for online fulfillment. Swisslog is working with H-E-B to deploy a number of automated micro-fulfillment centers to support the chain’s curbside pick-up and delivery business. 

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A Guide to E-Grocery Micro-Fulfillment Strategies and Technologies

Our new e-book, “A Guide to E-Grocery Fulfillment Strategies and Technologies,” looks at how COVID-19 has become a major disruptor and is accelerating the need for automated e-grocery fulfillment. It also examines the different strategic approaches that can be taken and the flexible automation technologies and software that can be quickly deployed.
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The E-Grocery Dilemma: What is the right approach?

Swisslog vice president of retail and e-commerce sales, Colman Roche, discusses the challenges grocers face as they evaluate their options for dealing with the rapid growth in e-grocery sales. How long can grocers continue to satisfy demand with in-store manual picking without creating congestion and threatening profitability and what are their alternatives?

Webinar | Rising to the Challenges of E-Grocery Fulfillment: What You Need to Know Now

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery supply chains are being pushed beyond their limits. A growing number of consumers are moving to e-grocery delivery and pick-up as a solution for social distancing. And when we return to normal, many will remain e-grocery customers. But what fulfillment approach is right for your grocery chain and how can automation support your strategy?
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Kaizen Paradox III - A Case Study: The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effects on the Grocery Supply Chain

There are a number of factors that drive the adoption of automation in the warehouse. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, one of the most powerful drivers can be a crisis. It acts as a catalyst for transformation and innovation by elevating problems and providing the opportunity, motivation and resources to overcome them.

In our third white paper examining the Kaizen approach, we look at lights-out logistics; how it came into use and how it can help supply chains become more resilient in times of great uncertainty and crisis. By way of example, the paper explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on grocery supply chains.
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Navigating the "Unknown World" of Online Grocery Insider Q & A

Mitch Hayes, vice president of e-commerce and retail at Swisslog, sat down with leading industry publication, Modern Materials Handling, to discuss key trends taking place in the grocery segment. In this informative Q&A, Hayes explains how technology can help grocers navigate these shifts as efficiently and profitably as possible as they deal with the rapid growth in e-grocery sales.
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