Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA – Cabela’s Distribution Center, located in Wheeling, West Virginia, has been using Seegrid’s unmanned robotic pallet trucks since July 2010.
According to Aaron Purman, Operations Manager for Cabela’s, “We introduced Seegrid’s unmanned units into our current environment alongside of our present delivery process. This afforded Cabela’s the opportunity to forego any future acquisition needs at our location to support a manned unit in our basic stocking and replenishment activities.”
Purman went on to say, “Seegrid robots provided Cabela’s with the cost savings solution we needed.” He also noted that Cabela’s looked to Seegrid robots to reduce manned long haul transports, handle the high variety of product flow, and provide the flexibility to change routes easily.
“Robots have streamlined our process flow through centralized route management and improved in our dock-to-stock timing, as we now partner our delivery process with the use of the robots,” stated Purman. The robotic pallet trucks have increased operational efficiency by improving receipt to putaway time, optimized product flow, and reduced labor costs.
“Cabela’s is a loyal Seegrid customer that shares our vision for innovation and driving cost savings by eliminating non-value-added movement within a warehouse,” said David Noble, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corp. (http://www.seegrid.com) brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. With more than thirty years of innovation and research by the leading robotic scientists, engineers, programmers and logistics practitioners worldwide, Seegrid’s exclusive Robotic Industrial Trucks are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments.
Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into un-manned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser or other guidance systems. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages.
About Cabela’s Incorporated:
Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and one of the world’s largest direct marketers, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as one of the World’s Foremost Outfitters. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.
For more information please contact:
Amanda Merrell-Marketing Director