Warehouse Automation: Lessons from the Sharing Economy

Warehouse Automation: Lessons from the Sharing Economy

From booking a seaside cottage on Airbnb to renting an electric scooter or taking an Uber to the airport, the “sharing economy” is all around us. And while there’s some debate over the term’s precise definition, the overall concept is simple: instead of buying something, you “borrow” it as needed—for a fee.

Why shell out thousands of dollars to buy and maintain a car when you can take a Lyft? Why buy an expensive designer gown for a special event when you can rent one online at a fraction of the cost? And why lease expensive office space when you can set up shop in a co-working space and share the infrastructure and amenities?

So when it comes to investing in robotics and automation to expand your e-commerce order fulfillment operations, why not take a page from the sharing economy?

Automated Picking & Robotics-as-a-Service

Instead of investing millions of dollars to build, configure and maintain a fixed warehouse automation system, consider inVia Robotics’ next-generation Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) mobile robotics system as a way to maximize productivity and fulfill orders up to five times faster with 99.9% accuracy.

Implementing the inVia solution is quick and easy: we do an assessment of your current environment, workflows, and data, and input that information into our system, and then propose a customized warehouse automation design for your business. There’s no need to redesign your entire process or modify your distribution center. Our picking robots integrate easily into any existing infrastructure and require no downtime to get up-and-running. And adding extra robots to handle seasonal peaks is as easy as opening a crate.

Best of all, there are minimal upfront costs and little to no CapEx required due to our affordable, subscription-based model. Since inVia Robotics owns and maintains the robot fleet and software throughout the life of the contract, you don’t buy any equipment and there’s no need to become a robotics expert. Leave that to us.

And much like the updates you receive periodically to your mobile phone’s operating system, inVia is continuously updating its software in the background using machine learning and AI to analyze anonymized customer data and recommend continuous process improvements. By learning from that anonymized data, inVia can help companies anticipate and address potential issues before they become actual problems.

To learn more about how inVia is powering the future of warehouse productivity, download our free eBook: “Robotics as a Service: The Fastest Path to Warehouse Automation” today.