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.
May 31, 2012
Adam travels to Boston Distribution Centre, which is run largely by mobile robots – is this the future of distribution operations?
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.
November 8, 2011
CNN Money series Innovation Nation is featuring a video of Kiva in Action - Robot army helps run warehouses.
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!
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?''
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?
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.
The Wall Street Journal
December 20, 2010
December 15, 2010
Credits Saks’ Kiva system as part of the reason.
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.
October 7, 2010
Can two guys from Jersey outsell Amazon?
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.
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.
February 1, 2010
This solutions provider has developed innovative technology that allows retail merchandisers to pick and pack orders faster and more accurately.
September 2, 2009
Kiva Systems helps companies such as Zappos and Staples equip their warehouses with a work force of robots
June 16, 2009
Kiva's robots do the hard labor behind mail orders.
April 15, 2009
Fetching goods and filling orders, little helpers from Kiva Systems are revolutionizing companies' supply-chain and distribution networks
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.
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
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.
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.