Micro-fulfillment Center Solutions for Omnichannel Retail
From pure-play e-commerce to brick-and-mortar stores, companies across the retail spectrum are seeking to shorten fulfillment cycle times and reduce the distance between themselves and their customers. Micro-fulfillment centers (MFCs) provide higher-density, smaller-footprint automation where retailers need it most: with direct-to-consumer delivery or in-store pickup.
The retail landscape is changing rapidly. To keep pace with ever-increasing e-commerce and omnichannel demands, retailers must not only accelerate order fulfillment and delivery, but also support the growing consumer preference to “buy online and pick up in store” (aka BOPIS or click-and-collect) — especially now in food retail environments. When you factor in labor shortages, the scarcity of real estate, and the need to digitize fulfillment and supply chain logistics, these market conditions have created a perfect storm of challenges for retailers.
Flexible MFC solutions from Honeywell Intelligrated are designed to help retailers establish the delivery logistics and fulfillment processes needed to support these emerging challenges.