For Immediate Release
Music Parts Plus Ships With Quiet Logistics
Internet Retailer Chooses Nation's First Third Party Robotic Fulfillment Warehouse
ANDOVER, Mass. – April 28, 2009 – Quiet Logistics
, today announces the opening of its east coast QuietCenter™ and the implementation of its first customer Music Parts Plus
, an internet retailer based in Massapequa, N.Y.
"I was growing so fast that I could no longer pick and pack my small part orders accurately and efficiently without making a serious investment in automation," said Dominick Moreo, founder and CEO of Music Parts Plus. "I saw the Kiva robots and knew that was the perfect solution. With Quiet Logistics, I now have unlimited growth potential with no up-front capital investment."
Quiet Logistics is the first third party logistics (3PL) company to deliver a Kiva-centric fulfillment platform in an outsourced model. The underlying Kiva
robots are the foundation for a high throughput, low cost multi-tenant fulfillment operation with exceptionally high order and inventory accuracy.
"We're excited to see Quiet Logistics delivering on its vision," said Mick Mountz, CEO of Kiva Systems. "Their 3PL multi-tenant model is the perfect platform for bringing the value of Kiva Systems material handling to customers who rely on best of breed service partners."
A Quiet Logistics QuietCenter is designed to store and ship a wide range of consumer products including apparel, healthcare, beauty, office supplies and similar consumer packaged goods. Music Parts Plus offers a vast and growing catalog of over 5,000 SKUs with products ranging from picks and guitar knobs to lubricants and oils.
"Companies like Music Parts Plus want and need to focus their time and resource on their core capabilities such as merchandising and marketing, capabilities that are their strength and often their point of differentiation in the marketplace," said Bruce Welty, CEO of Quiet Logistics. "We deliver the service they need to fulfill a customer's order and expectations. We operate in the background rapidly, efficiently, accurately and above all quietly."
About Music Parts Plus
Music Parts Plus is an internet retailer dedicated to helping the hard core musician economically personalize their instruments and sound. A low cost provider shipping over 5,000 SKUs, Music Parts Plus reaches its passionate, global customer base through multiple web-based channels including its primary web presence at www.musicpartsplus.com
About Kiva Systems
Kiva Systems, Inc. uses game-changing automation technology for distribution centers that helps companies simplify operations and reduce costs, while increasing strategic flexibility. Using autonomous mobile robots and sophisticated control software, the Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labor requirements, from receiving to picking to shipping—all without conveyor. The result is a building that is quick and low-cost to set up, inexpensive to operate and easy to change. For more information on Kiva Systems and its solutions, please visit www.kivasystems.com
About Quiet Logistics
Quiet Logistics, Inc. is the industry's first Third Party Logistics company to deliver a complete outsourced fulfillment solution that leverages the game-changing material handling robotics of Kiva Systems. Quiet Logistics' "One Touch" fulfillment service is an alignment of best-in-class operations experience and a fully integrated technology platform with a simplified business model to improve distribution throughput, accuracy, scalability and flexibility at costs that are 30-50 percent lower than the competition. For more information on Quiet Logistics and its services, please visit www.quietlogistics.com
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