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Kiva Systems, Inc. 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 - all without conveyor. The result is a building that is quick and low-cost to set up, inexpensive to operate and easy to change anywhere in the world.


Apparel manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and eCommerce companies face increasing pressure to offer more styles, update fashions more often, ship smaller quantities and reduce inventory levels throughout the supply chain. From designer couture to discount store-brand jeans, there is a great deal of handling involved in moving apparel goods through traditional distribution. Productivity is paramount.

Kiva changes the game for apparel:industries_apparel_GOH_pod

  • Pick eaches and cases with minimum touches
  • Store fast-moving and slow-moving goods in the same system
  • Process orders in minutes
  • Handle all types of apparel (including G.O.H. and boots)
  • High accuracy of pick-to-light, put-to-light and scanning for all items
  • Ship to distributors, retailers, consumers using the same system
  • QA strategies include: by order, by customer, by expensive item

To learn more about how a Kiva solution can solve your apparel distribution challenges, contact us.