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Fast Fashion A Breeze with Exotec

In today’s dynamic world of online fashion, trends change in the blink of an eye and consumer demands evolve at unprecedented speeds, making the need for enhanced agility and efficiency within the supply chain more critical than ever. With the continued increase in fashion e-commerce transactions and the pressure to deliver items to the consumer in record time, traditional order picking and distribution methods are being challenged like never before.

AMRs revolutionising the Fashion Industry

In response to these rising demands, the fashion industry is turning to automation solutions to streamline order picking and replenishment processes, enhance productivity, and stay competitive. Among a wide range of innovative automation technologies now available, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are revolutionising the way in which goods are handled, sorted, and delivered within our fashion warehouses and distribution centres.


L-A-C Logistics Automation has a long and proud history in designing and installing automated warehouse systems and is proud to partner with Exotec to provide innovative Goods-to-Person solutions designed to optimise warehouse operations.


The Exotec goods-to-person solution - Skypod® is specifically designed to address the unique needs of fashion warehouses, with particular expertise in handling ready-to-wear and footwear apparel, and delivers unparalleled performance, agility, and adaptability; qualities that are vital for operators to succeed in this competitive market.


The Skypod® system utilises a fleet of Autonomous Mobile Robots (ARMs) to fully automate order picking and replenishment tasks with speed and accuracy. The robots are securely housed within a dedicated segregated area within the warehouse which contains the racking structure hosting potentially thousands of totes which store a wide range of fashion items ready for order fulfilment. 


The AMR structure optimises the available floor space by offering full robot performance up to a height of 12m. The robots move in three dimensions, are capable of carrying up to 30kg per robot and can operate 24/7 for maximum productivity using up to 80% less energy.

The Skypod system is also fully supported through a comprehensive monitoring and maintenance programme ensuring operational reliability of the AMRs to meet the needs of today’s fashion warehouse operators.


The Exotec system delivers numerous benefits across warehouse operations such as the ability to significantly enhance capacity to handle increasing customer order volumes. With the flexibility to adapt to changing customer profiles, the system of racks, bins and robots can be easily and independently scaled to increase storage or throughput capacity as required. To offer a fully automated solution, the Skypod system also works in conjunction with other robotics and automation across the site, ensuring a seamless workflow throughout the warehouse.

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Energy efficiency, reliability, accuracy, and enhanced throughput make for compelling reasons to invest in automation, with the Skypod fleet of AMRs showcasing the ability to transform operations within the fashion industry, enabling brands to meet the ever-growing expectations of today's consumers. 


Begin your journey today by contacting the L-A-C team and discover how integrating intelligent goods-to-person automation solutions will enable you to become more competitive, agile and fully prepared for every twist and turn in the ever-changing world of fast fashion.


L-A-C’s team of experts are here to support you from concept to the finished system, working together to design and deliver a bespoke solution that meets your current objectives and future growth expectations, with favourable ROI. 


Across semi-automated and fully automated systems, L-A-C has the expertise and range of products to provide flexible and scalable solutions that will significantly enhance your operations and keep you agile as your business evolves. 


Join us on a pivotal journey towards a more efficient, productive, cost effective and sustainable future with L-A-C’s innovative automation technology solutions.

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