3rd Party Logistics and Fulfillment

In the past, many third-party logistics (3PL) providers have been hesitant to invest in new technology and automation. In addition to a large upfront expenditure, a 3PL’s requirements can vary widely and frequently based on its current clients, volumes and locations. This makes it challenging for many providers—especially small to medium-sized 3PL operations—to justify the investment and allocate the amount of space required to implement traditional automation solutions.   However, surging e-commerce sales and an ongoing labor shortage are prompting more 3PLs to explore automation. Tompkins Robotics is gaining momentum in the third-party logistics market with its autonomous mobile sortation robots. Renowned for their affordability, flexibility and scalability, tSort™ enables 3PLs to rapidly—and drastically—increase efficiency and productivity at a fraction of the cost of other automated systems.

tSort™ enables 3PLs to increase efficiancy and meet the increased e-commerce demand.

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Crossdock Sortation

Facilitates sortation of inbound product with an immediate allocation to store directly to the outbound shipping containers.

Shelf ready replenishment

tSort™ can be combined with a wide range of picking solutions, from manual to fully automated goods to persons systems, for larger, more efficient waving and batching.

Reduced Capital Investment

Whether picking via automated goods to person technologies or manually, the batch efficiencies driven by tSort™ results in a lower total fulfillment capital investment.

Flexibility

Flexible, modular, and portable – switch sort plans on the fly, add a robot in seconds, sort destinations in hours, “Lift and Shift” capabilities allows moves to other sites.

Labor Reduction

Reduces labor dramatically – Batch picking with tSort™ consolidation is 50% of traditional store order fulfillment.

Infrastructure Friendly

Its modular design eliminates extensive and lengthy facility investments and trims installation and commissioning timelines from months to days. Can be deployed in almost any existing space.

Watch the video below to learn more about the robust applications and unique capabilities of the tSort™ system.