New Chicago location triples TAGG’s ecommerce and omnichannel fulfillment capacity in the market
The newest and most advanced order fulfillment center in America was just opened by TAGG Logistics in Chicago, Illinois. Strategically located in the greater Chicago, IL area on the I-55 corridor, you’ll find TAGG’s newest addition, a premier e-commerce order fulfillment center which is part of our nationwide omnichannel fulfillment center network. Combining the right location with the latest technology and deep logistics expertise, the new fulfillment center further helps TAGG deliver Your Business Everywhere™ to 99.7% of the U.S. population within one to two days.
Located in Prologis Park Bolingbrook at 501 E South Frontage Road, the omnichannel fulfillment center triples TAGG’s Chicago, IL capacity from 100,000 to nearly 326,000 square feet. The facility handles thousands of e-commerce orders each day, serving 20+TAGG customers in such diverse fast-moving CPG industries as housewares, home fixtures, health and wellness, nutritional supplements and more.
Chicago, IL: The heartland for ecommerce and omnichannel fulfillment
TAGG’s ecommerce order fulfillment center offers a central Midwest location based in Chicago, IL. It is in located in the I-55 corridor which stretches south from downtown Chicago to Springfield and beyond, acting as one of Chicago’s strongest connections to America’s ecommerce and omnichannel fulfillment network. To meet explosive (and growing) online sales volume, many global leaders have located logistics and distribution centers along the corridor, such as Best Buy, Crate & Barrel and Amazon, which just spent $50 million on a 119-acre site to build a new major facility.
“For more than a decade, we’ve called Chicago home,” said Doug Carr, Chief Operating Officer at TAGG Logistics. “We’re committed to providing not only good jobs for our neighbors, but also great opportunities for our community overall. As one of Chicagoland’s most vital logistics and distribution corridors, the I-55 corridor is the ideal location to expand TAGG’s footprint and increase our capacity to meet the growing demand of America’s consumers to shop online and desire fast doorstep delivery.”
A Chicago, IL fulfillment center that’s high-tech and high-demand
Online consumers today want delivery at the speed of now. To optimize and accelerate the flow of orders, the new fulfillment center in Chicago, IL features the latest technology, including autonomous, robotic picking carts.
This state-of-the-art fulfillment automation solution can triple productivity by leading associates through the fulfillment center, minimizing walking as they pick and place products in totes on robotic carts moving down the aisles. Robotic picking carts also boost efficiency when putting away, replacing and counting products, as well as many more essential fulfillment center activities.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning guide the carts, choosing the most efficient path in the TAGG fulfillment center. While a cart moves, advanced sensor technology makes it aware of its surroundings, efficiently speeding down aisles and directing associates where to work, without bumping into anyone or obstructing anything.
“Mobile robots are our latest technological advancement to help us process orders quickly,” Carr said. “We’ll continue to adopt emerging technologies, such as drones, to continue meeting customer expectations for speed and efficiency.”
A fulfillment center designed to deliver at the speed of now
In addition to robots, the design of the fulfillment center itself helps optimize workflow—from stocking inventory to processing and shipping orders. “Technology alone can’t meet online consumer demands today,” Carr said. “You need the right expertise to create an efficient environment that fulfills orders fast and accurately. Our new facility is the model of what’s possible when technology and expertise come together the right way.”
The new TAGG fulfillment center includes 52 dock-high doors, three drive-in doors and a 30-foot clear height. To safeguard inventory, the order fulfillment center also includes an Early Suppression Fast Response Fire Sprinkler System (ESFR). Featuring high volume, high-pressure sprinkler heads in the ceiling, this high-tech system provides 24/7/365 protection, without the need for in-rack sprinklers.
The I-55 campus is part of a three-facility network in the Chicagoland area. TAGG associates are shared across the network to help balance variations in volume and demand. In addition, TAGG leverages established relationships with key transportation carriers to help ensure trucks and drivers are available at the right facility at the right time.
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