About Us - The Kiva Approach
A Different kind of Material Handling Company
& Complete Warehouse Automation Solution
Kiva Systems LLC is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. Kiva uses
game-changing automation technology for
distribution centers that helps companies simplify operations and
reduce costs while increasing strategic flexibility. Using hundreds
of autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the
Kiva Mobile-robotic Fulfillment System enables extremely fast cycle
times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to
shipping. The result is a building that is quick and low-cost to
set up, inexpensive to operate and easy to change anywhere in the
Kiva Systems was founded on a better approach to order fulfillment
solutions - a philosophy that simultaneously breaks many
existing constraints and takes fulfillment back to its simple
basics. Today Kiva is widely recognized as THE solution for
fulfillment and split-case, each and item picking applications
of all types.
Products Should Organize Themselves
Current solutions store items in fixed locations which results
in wasted time and energy spent keeping the facility organized.
With Kiva, inventory is free from physical location constraints,
locations and positions are virtual and move and adapt to the
products. The result is that any item can be delivered to any
operator at any time.
One Piece of Equipment & One Process Should Handle All
Kiva believes that one simple process and set of material handling
equipment should be used to store, move and sort all items in the
warehouse so facility managers can focus on the customer, not the
complexity of their equipment.
A Material Handling Solution Should Scale Up or Down
Kiva believes that companies should employ the right amount of
material handling equipment for the current required throughput and
scale up as the market grows or flex up during peak seasons.
Kiva enables multiple degrees of flexibility!
Orders Should Be Filled When the Customers Want Them
Kiva believes that orders should drop directly from customers
through to pack operators resulting in shorter cycle times and
same-day fulfillment. Kiva customers view their supply chain
as a competitive advantage.