PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home Delivery Service (HDS) today announced that Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) has entered into a contract with HDS that will allow TEMA to further evaluate RoboFS™ and secure exclusive global rights to RoboFS in the automobile industry. Developed by HDS, RoboFS is a software-defined fulfillment system, which combines intelligent vision, and mobile and articulated robots into an integrated, turnkey, and end-to-end solution to dramatically advance supply chain capabilities and significantly reduce labor and total fulfillment costs.
“Industrial automation is undergoing a major transition from mechanical to software-defined, and for good reason. According to our fulfillment scenarios, companies who integrate RoboFS should expect to see a reduction in costs of as much as 50 percent,” said Louis H. Borders, founder and CEO of HDS. “This partnership with TEMA, a world leader in innovation and supplier development, will be one of the first examples of how our automation can reduce inventory turn-around times while increasing cost efficiencies for large-scale companies.”
HDS has developed the RoboFS Purchase Program on an industry exclusive basis for Fortune 200 manufacturers and distributors with large-scale, mixed-SKU fulfillment operations who will benefit strategically from HDS’s success and can provide expertise, validation and buying power to further enhance HDS and its RoboFS platform. HDS also offers partner programs for operator licensees, retailers and key suppliers.
Home Delivery Service (HDS) will offer consumers a one-stop online mall with competitive prices, unlimited selection, superior one-cart convenience, free delivery and one-hour express service on groceries and general merchandise from the world’s leading retailers. RoboFS™, a software-defined fulfillment system developed by HDS, combines intelligent vision, and mobile and articulated robots into an integrated, turnkey and end-to-end solution that dramatically advances supply chain capabilities while significantly reducing labor and total fulfillment costs. HDS will launch its retail e-commerce service in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016. To learn more about HDS, visit www.hdsglobal.com.