Greatest Hits

Kiva the Disrupter by Mick Mountz

Harvard Business Review

November 28, 2012

Ten years later, our solution has become a favorite among top e-commerce retailers. Thousands of our bots have been deployed in fulfillment centers by Staples, the Gap, Walgreens, Saks Fifth Avenue, Toys “R” Us, Follett, Timberland, Diapers.com, and Dillard’s. If you saw our robots in action and thought about all the expensive, exhausting, and unproductive effort they eliminate, you might say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” If your business depended on filling high volumes of orders fast and accurately, you’d take a hard look at Kiva Systems.

BBC Horizons Business Episode on Robotics - Featuring Kiva

May 31, 2012

Adam travels to Boston Distribution Centre, which is run largely by mobile robots – is this the future of distribution operations?

Amazon.com to Acquire Kiva Systems, Inc.

March 19, 2012

SEATTLE, March 19, 2012 -- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kiva Systems, Inc., a leading innovator of material handling technology.

Robot army helps run warehouses

CNN Money

November 8, 2011

CNN Money series Innovation Nation is featuring a video of Kiva in Action - Robot army helps run warehouses.

Kiva Powers Up Web Commerce With New Bot-On-Bot Action

Fast Company

May 20, 2011

These amazing bro-bots work in pairs and in three dimensions to vastly improve efficiency and organization--without incessant high-fiving! Watch a time-lapse video of them moving Diapers.com's entire stock to a new location in 36 hours flat!

Robots revolutionizing online shopping (video)

NECN

May 20, 2011

Kiva Systems founder and CEO Mick Mountz says he got thinking a few years back: "These warehouses would be much more dynamic and efficient, if the products would just come to the operator instead of the other way around?''

Exclusive From Gilt Groupe: Flash Sales, Flash Delivery

Apparel

April 7, 2011

Everybody loves a bargain. Everybody loves to be in the know. And everybody loves to shop online. So, what’s not to love about Gilt Groupe?

Easy order picking using robots

Warehouse IQ

March 22, 2011

Kiva Systems shows off an order picking system run by robots at ProMat 2011. Training for a human picker on the system takes a minute or so.

WSJ Editors Discuss Kiva Systems - Video

The Wall Street Journal

December 20, 2010

Citigroup Reiterates Buy Rating on Saks

December 15, 2010

Credits Saks’ Kiva system as part of the reason.

Amazon gets Kiva robots via Zappos, Diapers buys

CNET

November 11, 2010

Even those of us who cover e-commerce often overlook the reality of connecting the "e" part of the equation to the real world.

What Amazon Fears Most: Diapers

Business Week

October 7, 2010

Can two guys from Jersey outsell Amazon?

Office Depot: Flexible automation

Modern Materials Handling

August 20, 2010

When Office Depot decided to consolidate three distribution centers and a crossdock facility into one, new state-of-the-art DC in Newville, Pa., the office supplies retailer looked for an automated materials handling solution that was efficient and flexible.

Retailers Spending More To Woo Customers

CNBC

March 29, 2010

Starting this July, you may notice your latest online splurge from Saks Fifth Avenue arrived at your doorstep a bit quicker than in the past.

Kiva Systems: Artificial Intelligence

Retail Merchandiser

February 1, 2010

This solutions provider has developed innovative technology that allows retail merchandisers to pick and pack orders faster and more accurately.

Inc.500 - The Way I Work: Mick Mountz of Kiva Systems

September 2, 2009

Kiva Systems helps companies such as Zappos and Staples equip their warehouses with a work force of robots

Bot-In-Time Delivery

Forbes.com

June 16, 2009

Kiva's robots do the hard labor behind mail orders.

How Kiva Robots Help Zappos and Walgreens

Business Week

April 15, 2009

Fetching goods and filling orders, little helpers from Kiva Systems are revolutionizing companies' supply-chain and distribution networks

Warehousing and Distribution Centers: Zappos.com goes Space Age

February 1, 2009

The online retailer recognizes order fulfillment as the key component of its mission and views the distribution function as its major competitive advantage.

Latest generation of robotic solutions is making DCs more efficient

NRF STORES.org

June 1, 2008

With the cost of technology decreasing and the need for operating efficiencies increasing, robotic solutions are becoming attractive options for retailers. From warehousing to order-picking and distribution, robots can eliminate the need for some labor, maximize distribution efficiencies and even create a more enjoyable warehouse work environment

Mobile fulfillment system breaks through traditional DC design tradeoffs

Distribution Center Management

May 1, 2008

When designing a material handling system, DC managers are often told they can't have their cake and eat it too. In traditional design, managers must frequently make trade-off decisions between speed and efficiency, speed and accuracy, speed and flexibility, and many others.

Fulfillment: The Unexpected Key to Successful E-Commerce

E-Commerce Times

February 11, 2008

Fulfillment operations should not only be fast and efficient in the DC -- they should increase speed and efficiency of the downstream distribution process. For example, e-commerce fulfillment operations should be able to palletize orders with delivery truck routes in mind, and orders should "picked to plan-o-gram" of destination stores -- without additional capital expense, labor content or cycle time.