Tompkins Robotics, a Raleigh, N.C.-based division of Tompkins International, partnered with SI Systems, Easton, Pa., to create faster, space-optimized, ''no-pick-labor-required'' solutions designed for the emerging uni-channel fulfillment ecosystem.

Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort robots combined with SI Systems’ broadest portfolio of Robotic A-Frame dispensing technologies creates optimized order flow.

''Combining t-Sort with SI robotic dispensing technology provides significant reductions in investment and operating costs for both brands and retailers either in their own facility via Tompkins Robotics or in a MonarchFx facility. A demo system is currently installed in the Tompkins International Emerging Technology Center in Orlando, Fla., for interested parties to visit,'' says Jim Tompkins, chief executive officer of Tompkins International.

''Tompkins Robotics is pleased to be a part of this unique and truly innovative integration of cutting-edge robotics solutions,'' says Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics. ''This is an exciting time, as robotic solutions become a reality in order fulfillment facilities.''

''We are very excited to partner with Tompkins on this exciting endeavor,'' says Sham Gad, president and CEO of SI Systems. ''The combination of SI's robotic dispensing technology along with the technology of Tompkins Robotics t-Sort system will undoubtedly provide a flexible and affordable robotic fulfillment solutions in support of operations large and small. The automated supply chain is no longer an option, but a necessity to support today's same-day and next-day customer service level demands. The SI Systems and Tompkins solution creates a compelling, cost-cutting, Amazon-beating solution.''