Ingram Content Group was facing pressure from rising labor costs and difficulty in retaining warehouse associates. Additionally, Ingram struggled to keep up with increasing eCommerce demand using their highly manual picking operations. They reached out to Bricz for expertise in the robotics and automation space to relieve their increasing labor challenges.
The Bricz team used a vendor-agnostic approach to evaluate more than 250 automation providers for solution fit. Bricz selected the most qualified 13 vendors to proceed with detailed design. These vendors were compared based on ROI, TCO, disruption to operations, implementation timeline, and more. Based on these results, Bricz recommended a timeline and rollout plan to implement the solutions that would result in the greatest labor savings and throughput increase.
Bricz recommended a combination of automation solutions that would result in over $187M of savings over a 10-year period. These savings are resulting from a combination of labor reduction, reduced training time, material savings, storage density improvement, and picking efficiency. These findings were presented in a roadmap that outlined an implementation timeline for their 4-facility network.