Staples is making a bold move to modernize its supply chain.

The office supplies giant is adding a robotic material handling solution across its network of fulfillment centers. Designed by Great Star Industrial USA, LLC, the automated robotic storage and retrieval system incorporates two types of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) into a unified system that brings both high and low cubic velocity items to a single pick and pack station.

This technology is called the first to combine these separate solutions into an integrated system. The flexibility of this integrated solution requires less capital investment than traditional material handling systems, and is designed to increase productivity and picking accuracy.

The AGV used for picking items with a low cubic velocity is…