Ariat chooses Körber to digitise and automate supply chain
The footwear and apparel brand for equestrian sports, outdoor activities and work industries, Ariat International, has selected Körber to increase throughput and maximise capacity in its central warehouse. As a result, Ariat can shift resources away from physically demanding, strenuous jobs to more-skilled tasks for enhanced customer experiences.
Ariat is already capitalising on Körber’s K.Motion Warehouse Management System (WMS), which has just gone live at the facility in Texas. Körber is further driving Ariat’s supply chain vision with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in collaboration with the global AMR leader Geek+. The retailer has now rolled out 88 robots for the fulfilment of their entire portfolio of products at this Texas DC.
Owing to the pandemic, ongoing labour challenges and shifts in shopping habits requiring seamless online and brick-and-mortar fulfilment, Körber has seen a rapid uptake in autonomous mobile robots being deployed in retail environments. Since 2020, Körber has deployed thousands of robots in the market across varied AMR workflows.
“Kӧrber’s partnership and experience in deploying its technology solutions has allowed us to further improve our customer and employee experience,” commented Matt Hardenberg, Vice President of Distribution, Ariat International. “Automating picking with the AMRs and the WMS allows us to reinvest our team’s time in customer-facing activities.”
“With the integration of advanced robotics and AI technologies to its warehouse operations, Ariat is equipped with the needed efficiency gains, flexibility, and future scalability to strengthen its employee and customer experiences,” added Randy Randolph, Vice President, Channel Relationships, of Geek+ America.