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Rent the Runway experienced a disruption in service that resulted in late or missed deliveries for thousands of customers. Here’s what supply chain managers can learn from this incident.
This past fall, Rent the Runway (RTR) found itself in hot water after reports from customers came pouring in that outfits they’d ordered for formal events were either canceled without warning or not delivered on time.
The fashion-rental company said the disruption was caused by a new inventory management software system for sorting and racking clothes in its New Jersey distribution center. The interruption in service lasted 11 days, during which time new subscriptions and orders were put on pause while RTR attempted to iron out the issues with their new inventory system.
Although many businesses still feel like robotics are years away from mainstream adoption, vendors aren’t waiting for slow adopters to come around. Shopify’s acquisition of robotics company, 6 River Systems, shows just how fast the warehouse automation landscape can change. This move makes it easier for many online retailers to solve complex eCommerce inventory management challenges, which we’ll dive into in a bit. Sometimes a moving, evolving field might be met with a “wait and see” approach. But, with vendors making adoption easier and more palatable, we expect just the opposite for robotics.
Robotics vendors aren’t getting buzz solely because of the cool factor. As the latest additions to supply chain automation, robotics address the same issues as traditional automation, but in a new way. In short, these solutions add strategic and operational flexibility. Flexibility in overhead costs. Flexibility in resource deployment. Flexibility in warehouse design. Flexibility in growing your business.