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Automated Micro-fulfillment Solutions

Fueling Fast, Accurate, Local Fulfilment

Micro-fulfillment offers one solution to increase the speed, agility, and responsiveness to dynamically changing eCommerce demand. At Fortna, we begin with your business requirements and apply our Optimization Science™ to deliver a data-driven design that includes best-fit technologies and intelligent software.

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    Where Online Demand Meets
    Hyper-Local Fulfilment

    Fortna Places Order Fulfilment Operations Close to Your Customer

    • Improve Order Fulfilment Speed & Accuracy
    • Solve for Shifting Customer Demand
    • Optimise Profitable Order Fulfilment

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    Questions to Consider Before Implementing Micro-fulfilment Solutions:

    • Which stores will serve as micro-fulfilment centres?
    • Will inventory be shared across channels?
    • How often will you need to replenish micro-fulfilment centres?
    • How will order profiles change in the upstream DC(s) as a result of micro-fulfilment?
    • Which channel receives credit for the sale and how do you allocate cross-channel costs?
    • Can you to track all of the inventory in the network and match it to real-time demand?
    • How will you handle split-shipments, and at what cost?
    • How do you communicate with customers about expected delivery times and order exceptions?

    For more on this topic, read Six Things to Consider Before Implementing Micro-fulfilment

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    Micro-fulfilment: Increasing Responsive Fulfilment

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    Redefining Retail with Fortna & AutoStore

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    Flexible Automation Solutions for Micro-fulfilment

    Flexible automation technologies, including Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), Shuttle (AS/RS) and Goods-to-Person (GTP) and High-density storage solutions, are proving valuable as part of micro-fulfilment solutions. To determine which of these technologies best fit your operation, you should ask yourself these questions about your business requirements:

    • How many SKUs will the solution handle?
    • How many orders per day with how many lines per order on average?
    • What are the order profiles?
    • Are there variable temperature products? Fresh or fragile items?
    • What are your competitive pressures? What is the service promise to your customers?

    For more on this topic, read Six Things to Consider Before Implementing Micro-fulfilment

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    AutoStore is the ultimate order fulfilment solution. It combines the highest storage density of any goods-to-person solution, with a high throughput technology, making it a perfect fit for order fulfilment, from large warehouses to small urban stores and backrooms.

    AutoStore Solutions Increase Labor Productivity with High-Density Storage

    The shift to eCommerce combined with labour availability challenges are forcing supply chain leaders to re-examine their operations and consider technologies that eliminate wasted travel, reduce risk and achieve greater efficiencies and cost savings. AutoStore solutions offer unparalleled speed, accuracy, cube utilisation and safe physical distancing for workers.

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    The Fortna Difference Drives
    Micro-fulfilment Success

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    It All Starts with Strategy

    We take a holistic approach to distribution strategy, considering upstream/downstream impacts on an entire network of operations.

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    Design Rooted in Data Science

    Scientifically proven proprietary modelling tools and algorithms allow us to design for maximum efficiency and outcomes.

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    Best-Fit Solutions with Agnostic Technology Selection

    We are not tied to any one manufacturer. Our wide range of partners allows us to identify and select appropriate and best-fit technologies that optimise your solution. The result is a comprehensive, flexible solution that delivers exemplary business results.

    Thinking About Adding Ship from Store Capabilities?

    Companies are considering ship from store strategies to enable increased speed and reliability for eCommerce fulfilment. Ship from Store can also enhance flexibility and enable resilience to disruption. To learn more read Twelve Questions to Ask Before Deploying Ship from Store.

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