Fast is expensive but cheap is slow, until now

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Alex Baker
Alex Baker

Whether it is a Ferrari vs. a Fiat or a Jet Engine vs. a Propeller, generally speaking, to move something quickly has a higher cost than to move it slowly. The ability to move fast at a lower cost is a challenge that has pervaded the supply chain industry for years.

This challenge has never been more applicable to retailers and brands than it is today. With online sales surging and customer expectations continually evolving, the ability to fulfill orders quickly, accurately, and at a lower cost is essential to an organization’s success.

At MonarchFx, we have the answer to this challenge and more. Through the use MonarchFx’s highly advanced robotics, proprietary technology, and localized fulfillment network, we are able to service your online customers, wholesale customers, and retail stores faster than ever before with:

  • No capital investment required
  • Lower operating cost
  • Lower transportation cost
  • Demand aligned inventory positioning
  • Best in class customer experience

What is the cost of distributed logistics?

In essence, MonarchFx’s next generation distributed logistics solution is free.

MonarchFx does not cost you money, it saves you money.

How is this possible?

First – All of the capital investment is covered by MonarchFx. Our state of the art facilities have the automation, systems, and technology required to provide any service level to any customer, no matter what the sales channel or the product type.

Second – The MonarchFx operational model. After years of research and development, alongside design and investment, we have created incredibly agile, efficient, and scalable operations. Our advances in robotics, automation, and technology enable us to deliver new levels of efficiency within our fulfillment centers, to generate savings and enhance service.

Third – The MonarchFx network. By utilizing multiple facilities located in key areas of demand and in close proximity to transportation hubs, your products and merchandise are positioned closer to your stores and customers. This generates significant transportation savings in both cost and time.

Fourth – Inventory agility and leverage. Final inventory allocation can be deferred to better respond to customer demand. With same day, next day, and two-day delivery capability, inventory ‘pools’ can be positioned in market. This enables rapid response to store or online sales, enhancing availability, minimizing store-to-store transfers, and maximizing the customer experience.

Fifth – Enhanced service offering and customer satisfaction. As the speed and breadth of service expectations continue to increase, including buy online, pick up in store, consumer and store fulfilment, order tracking, and return options. We enable retailers and brands to focus on their customer experience, while MonarchFx handles everything post click. 

How do you proceed? 

Our straightforward three step process will show you just how much you can save, and just how much your customers and business can benefit!

Step 1, Discovery – Let us tell you and show you more about MonarchFx’s model, robotics, and technology. We guarantee you will be as excited as we are. You will immediately start thinking of all the ways our solutions can benefit or supplement your organization and your supply chain.

Step 2, Solution Modelling – Together, utilizing our modelling software, and expertise, we will demonstrate how MonarchFx is additive to your existing logistics network. It increases the speed of delivery, while reducing the combined cost of fulfillment and delivery.

Step 3, Execution – Jointly, we will deploy a customized solution, specific to your organization’s requirements, providing the competitive advantage you need at the cost you want.  

Ultimately this process will result in a compelling and results driven value proposition tailored to your business. Your newly enhanced fulfillment supply chain will, reduce total cost, enhance customer loyalty, and deliver profitable growth. These objectives have, up until now, been elusive and challenging across the omni-channel landscape. Now MonarchFx is changing the game.

If you are looking for a Ferrari for the price of a Fiat (please note, this is illustrative only, we do not sell cars), then contact us at MonarchFx, your smarter logistics solution.

“Whether it is network strategy or order delivery, inventory repositioning, or speed of fulfillment, the value of our distributed logistics model is lower cost, faster service, and higher quality. Simply put, it is an enhanced customer experience. It is profitable growth. It is the next generation of your supply chain,” Gene Tyndall, President, MonarchFx.

“MonarchFx will couple lower operating costs by combining competitive unit pricing and local transportation cost savings with no capital investment required. The cash benefits to our customers are real,” Jeff Kaplan, CFO, MonarchFx.

“Our network model is built on flexibility and speed. If there is a market where a customer needs increased service levels and MonarchFx does not already have a site in the area, we can work with our network of world-class partners to implement a new, automated facility in a matter of weeks, without requiring capital or long-term contractual commitment from the customer.” Chris Ferrell, VP of Operations Strategy, MonarchFx.

MonarchFx, now makes fast inexpensive. Reach out to our team to learn even more about our offerings. 

To recap, MonarchFx is the coming together of world class supply chain and logistics companies with world class sellers of products to form a reinvented logistics ecosystem that is new, smart, and innovative. We offer a local automated fulfillment network and local/regional final delivery services at a competitive price, providing great customer service. Our vision is to be the preferred direct-to-consumer logistics provider, operating with the lowest cost, while delivering the highest levels of customer service, and providing superior value for MonarchFx sellers. Our mission is to create, build, and manage a substantial logistics ecosystem that establishes MonarchFx partners to become the preferred unichannel logistics solution in the United States.

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In response to COVID-19 and limiting travel, Tompkins Robotics is now offering interactive virtual tours using a variety of stationary and roaming cameras throughout the facility.  We have the capability to demonstrate five t-Sort systems with various configurations, robots and functionalities.  The main demonstration system includes three different induction types: manual, robotic and A-frame.  Our systems are capable of e-commerce order fulfillment, store replenishment, backroom and parcel / postal sortation.  We can demonstrate the original t-Sort robotic system in multiple dual level configurations and an elevator system to move robots between the levels.  Our larger t-Sort Plus robots run on single level systems with both tilt tray and crossbelt options.  In the very near future we will demonstrate the new t-Sort Mini in an additional system. We have a wide variety of inventory to demonstrate products including general merchandise, apparel, grocery, fragile goods, odd sizes and shapes and a wide range of product weights.  You will also have a chance to learn about the technologies that are integrated into our system such as automated induction, automated charging, integrated weight and dimension capture, our proprietary wireless network and Warehouse Execution System (WES), new innovations such as our automated sorter exit solution and more.  And if mobility and flexibility are important to you, we can demonstrate how easy it is to reconfigure a system, remove or add a sort table, and even fold a table into a smaller footprint for move or transport.