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Radial Taps Locus Robotics to Scale Warehouse Operations and Enhance Worker Environment

Press Room

December 11, 2018

Locus's Autonomous Mobile Robots to Support E-Commerce Operations for Major Retailers, including DICK'S Sporting Goods

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Radial (www.radial.com), a bpost group company and leader in omnichannel commerce technologies and operations, today announced a new partnership with Locus Robotics (www.locusrobotics.com), the leading provider of collaborative, autonomous mobile robots for warehouses. The Locus solution will enable Radial to increase warehouse efficiency and improve workplace quality, ensuring that retail customers, including DICK'S Sporting Goods, are able to scale operations and more easily meet shipping deadlines for the holiday season.

"We are pleased to be partnering with Radial to support its warehouse operations," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics. "With our technology, workers are able to do what they do best – picking – while spending less time walking. Our deep experience in fulfillment center operations enables us to deliver a purpose-built solution that seamlessly supports the needs of the high-growth eCommerce warehouse."

Radial's implementation of independent, autonomous mobile LocusBots by Locus Robotics will ensure that fulfillment center operations are optimized in the face of eCommerce volume growth and seasonal peaks. The robots will also help Radial to control labor costs and ensure that human workers are as productive as possible. LocusBots are designed to operate safely alongside human workers, autonomously traveling to picking locations, minimizing unproductive worker walking time - decreasing employee fatigue while simultaneously increasing throughput.

"At DICK'S we are committed to leveraging technology to drive peak performance – in business and in human endeavors," said George Giacobbe, SVP of supply chain, DC Administration. "That's why we work with Radial, and why we're excited about the use of robots to help their workers achieve peak performance."

Locus's robots also help expedite the onboarding of new Radial employees, so they can get to work faster. The Locus solution is equipped with multi-language capabilities and an easy-to-use tablet-based interface, helping Radial to onboard new employees without spending significant time and resources on training and development.

"Every year we hire more than 20,000 seasonal workers for the peak holiday season," said Sean McCartney, executive vice president, operations services, at Radial. "By partnering with Locus Robotics, we are able to decrease the time associated with training and integrating staff into our workforce. Now, our workers are able to spend more time completing skilled tasks that deliver value directly to the client, leaving them more fulfilled in their roles."

Because the Locus solution works seamlessly with Radial's existing picking technologies and infrastructure, it provides the option to easily deploy the solution at any existing fulfillment center. In doing so, Radial is afforded the ability to improve and scale efficiencies on-demand without a disruption, so that clients aren't impacted by any downtime. 

"Radial and Locus look forward to partnering together on future engagements and opportunities to help make clients successful.  Partnering with Locus Robotics gives Radial a turnkey solution to increase efficiency and productivity with minimal disruption to the business or infrastructure," said Brad Taylor, senior director of engineering, Radial.

About Radial

Radial Inc., a bpost group company, is the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, enabling brands and retailers to profitably exceed retail customer expectations. Radial's technical, powerful omnichannel solutions connect supply and demand through efficient fulfillment and transportation options, intelligent fraud detection, payments, and tax systems, and personalized customer care services. Hundreds of retailers and brands confidently partner with Radial to simplify their post-click commerce and improve their customer experiences. Radial brings flexibility and scalability to their supply chains and optimizes how, when and where orders go from desire to delivery. Learn how we work with you at www.radial.com.

About Locus Robotics

Locus Robotics transforms productivity without transforming the warehouse. Our innovative and proven autonomous mobile robots work collaboratively alongside workers, helping them pick 2x‐3x faster, with near‐100% accuracy, and less labor compared to traditional picking solutions.  Our powerful, highly flexible, and intelligent autonomous robotic solution breaks out of the limitations of capital‐intensive, grid‐based automation systems to deliver a solution that truly meets the evolving needs of today's more complex and demanding e‐commerce fulfillment environments.  For more information, visit www.locusrobotics.com.

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Cori Kendrick
PAN Communications for Radial
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