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InVia Receives Supply Chain Award

Company’s robots lauded for ‘transformative’ role.

InVia Robotics received the Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a publication that covers the global supply chain industry.

The Westlake Village company, which makes small robots for e-commerce warehouses, was recognized by the magazine for transforming the distribution center of an entertainment merchandise third-party logistics provider.

By implementing inVia’s comprehensive warehouse execution system and autonomous mobile robots, the logistics company, according to inVia, was able to increase productivity rates by 1,000%, boosting pick rates from 30 units per hour to 334 units per hour. 

Lior Elazary, chief executive and co-founder of inVia, said that the company was honored to receive the award and recognition as it continues to work with warehouses of all sizes to improve their daily throughput. 

“As we work with leading 3PLs (third-party logistics companies) in the industry, we recognize that digitizing and automating their warehouses with minimal disruption to existing operations is key,” Elazary said in a statement. “We’re proud to be able to help our customers keep pace with e-commerce demand, and in turn, be recognized by the industry.”

A key differentiator in receiving the award was the combination of inVia Logic warehouse execution system and inVia Picker robots. The company’s integrated software and hardware deliver a comprehensive solution that includes intelligently optimizing inventory placement through inVia Logic, enabling random access to a wide variety of SKUs (stock-keeping units) being delivered directly to consumers, according to a release from the company. 

Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, said that the past 18 months have been a tumultuous period for U.S. supply chains. 

“But the core reason today’s supply chains haven’t completely fallen apart is because solutions providers have been working diligently to partner with customers and clients to streamline processes, implement emerging technology and deliver results that improve bottom lines and the environment,” Mayer said in a statement. “For many of these collaborations, it’s about achieving full visibility, complete forecasting, end-to-end leverage and the ultimate in sustainability.” 

InVia was founded in 2015 by Elazary and two business partners. The company has more than 400 robots working in warehouses used by e-commerce companies. 

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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