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Acumen Brands' new FC goes live with Kiva Systems
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Aug '11
Kiva Systems, a developer of game-changing mobile-robotic solutions that automate order fulfillment and distribution operations, announced the deployment of its solution at Acumen Brands' new fulfillment center (FC) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Kiva helped Acumen transform an abandoned warehouse into a world class order fulfillment engine in less than 14 weeks. Acumen is using a Kiva System to handle all inventory storage and fulfillment for 20 individual Internet retail stores it plans to launch this year.

Acumen Brands currently operates a number of specialty online stores, including outdoor apparel, work wear, nursing scrubs and baby gear and it is already a distributor for more than 250 well-known apparel brands such as Timberland, Carhartt, Dickies, Fisher Price, Wrangler and Under Armour. Acumen's 2011 expansion plans include 16 new online stores serving a wide range of diverse market niches. The company's goal is to offer the best selection and fastest delivery in each market niche, and its aggressive growth strategy requires both easy operational scalability and the ability to warehouse and fulfill a broad spectrum of different merchandise categories.

“In our old warehouse we had completely run out of space, which was stifling the growth of our business. Kiva's mobile-robotic solution instantly appealed to us because it meant we could be up and running in a new FC in months versus years,” said John James, CEO and co-founder of Acumen Brands. “Incredibly, Kiva allowed us to replenish our entire inventory from the old warehouse to our new fulfillment center in less than three and a half days. Kiva redefines the term 'flexibility,' enabling us to redefine the term 'growth.'”

Kiva uses hundreds of robotic drive units that bring inventory on mobile shelves directly to workers, allowing easy and efficient access to all inventory items at all times. Unlike traditional automation such as conveyor, carousel and AS/RS, Kiva can handle products of all shapes and sizes, and automatically brings products to operators eliminating wasteful time spent walking the warehouse floor. Kiva is a complete order fulfillment solution that encompasses inventory control, forward replenishment, picking, packing, shipping sortation, finishing and quality assurance to simultaneously improve fulfillment center productivity, speed, accuracy and flexibility.

“Our results with Acumen reinforce the point that Kiva's out-of-the-box solution nails the Internet retail business requirements and is truly the world class engine of eCommerce,” said Mick Mountz, CEO and founder of Kiva Systems. “By getting its Kiva system in-production many months sooner than would otherwise have been possible, Acumen is now able to grow the top line faster while increasing both order quality and fulfillment speed for its customers. The team at Acumen gets it; they are a fun partner and it is terrific to work with a group that is moving at the speed of the Internet.”


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