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Feb 1, 2024
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Mixed-Case Palletizing and Depalletizing in VF Corporations Distribution Center

Dexterity's Robotic Trio Enhances VF Corp’s Distribution Center

Mixed-Case Palletizing and Depalletizing in VF Corporations Distribution Center
Mixed-Case Palletizing and Depalletizing in VF Corporations Distribution Center

In the rapidly advancing AI landscape, Dexterity demonstrates that AI extends beyond content creation, showcasing its diverse and versatile applications in warehouse automation. VF Corporation, a global leader in apparel and footwear, is at the forefront of this revolution, leveraging Dexterity's AI-powered robots to enhance productivity and streamline operations at their Jonestown distribution center in Pennsylvania.

Dexterity's Robotic Trio Enhances VF Corporation's Distribution Center

VF Corp has embraced the future of warehouse operations with the deployment of three Dexterity AI-powered robots, named Max, Ron, and Rosie. These robots are not replacing the human workforce; instead, they're playing a pivotal role in maximizing efficiency and ensuring a safer work environment.

Max and Ron are the palletizing champions, each capable of stacking 2000 heavy cartons into pallets every shift. This results in a remarkable 10% increase in overall productivity. Meanwhile, Rosie effortlessly depalletizes 4000 cartons per shift—setting the benchmark for the industry. These robots have big goals beyond the Jonestown distribution center; plans are underway to introduce them across NORA, with a vision to expand into EMEA as well.

Bringing Value to Dexterity’s Customers

Dexterity's robots at VF Corp's distribution center are a testament to the company's commitment to providing value for customers in Apparel, Retail, 3PL, and Grocery.

  • Increased Throughput: Our customers see a 10% increase in overall productivity, and are empowered to meet their targets and goals. 
  • Reduce Costs: Manual labor is expensive and hard to find, by automating these unwanted roles, customers can save on costs by reducing injuries, turnovers, and errors.
  • Upskill Employees: Customers of Dexterity have repurposed their existing employees from Order Fillers into System Operators.
  • Ensuring Predictability: Predictability is invaluable in supply chain management. Dexterity's robots consistently deliver unwavering performance, providing customers with peace of mind.

VF Corporation's Proactive Approach to Robotics Integration

VF Corp has been a trailblazer in incorporating robotics technology into its distribution centers. Since 2020, more than 500 robots have been seamlessly integrated into operations in the United States, Canada, and EMEA. These robots assist in order fulfillment for almost every VF brand, showcasing the company's commitment to staying ahead of the curve in warehouse automation.

The Materialization of AI in the workforce

In line with Dexterity's philosophy of empowering the workforce, VF Corporation's implementation of AI-powered robots ensures that associates are freed up to concentrate on safer and more desirable tasks. Through partnerships such as this, Dexterity materializes its vision of unlocking the full potential of the workforce through robotics and AI. As Dexterity continues to lead the way and meet customer demand, VF Corporation stands as a shining example of innovation in action, setting new standards for the industry.

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