April 13, 2009      

Summary: Kiva Systems is producing one of the first truly disruptive technologies to come out of the robotics industry. By reversing the process of pick-pack-and-ship in distribution centers — so equipment, rather than a human worker, can bring products to the shipping — it has drastically reduced the inefficiency in one of the most work- intensive parts of the supply chain. It only remains to see how broadly Kiva’s solution can spread and whether its level of efficiency equals...

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