Ariat: Order Fulfillment for E-Commerce

Ariat: Order Fulfillment for E-Commerce CASE STUDY

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Projects Implemented for Clients: 1

Years Servicing Client: 1

Vertical: Retail / eCommerce

Company Background: 

Ariat International is a footwear, apparel, and accessories brand for equestrian sports and other outdoor work and activities. The company has made great strides in footwear since its launch in 1993. 

Similar to other industries and companies, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the lack of flexibility in its fulfillment operations; The Pandemic drastically changed the company’s order profiles and thus its fulfillment needs. 

While Ariat is headquartered in Union City, California, the 1 million-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center is in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Challenge: The existing facility was set up to process retail store fulfillment with large order profiles. However, COVID-19 accelerated the eCommerce growth, increasing the need to change the fulfillment processes. 

Solution: Hy-Tek implemented a robotic order fulfillment solution that could handle a wide variety of order profiles. 

Results: A flexible and scalable solution that increases picking rates for eCommerce and retail orders.