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Sam’s Club Announced Nation-wide Rollout of Robotic Inventory Scanners

By
Shalmali Prakash
October 21, 2022

At A Glance

  • Sam's Club® announced the completion of a nationwide, chain-wide roll out of 'Inventory Scan' towers
  • It was added to their current fleet of robotic scrubbers in collaboration with Brain Corp
  • Brain Corp. is now the top supplier of robotic inventory scanners in the world
  • This is thanks to chain-wide roll out of nearly 600 Inventory Scan towers, which began in late January 2022
  • As the functionality is implemented, the club will receive insights into planogram compliance, product localization, price accuracy verification, and product stock levels

Sam's Club®, a part of Walmart Inc. and a premier membership warehouse club, announced the completion of a nationwide, chain-wide roll out of 'Inventory Scan' towers, which have been added to their current fleet of robotic scrubbers in collaboration with Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence (AI) firm developing breakthrough core technology in robotics.

"Our initial goal at Sam's Club was to convert time historically spent on scrubbers to more member-focused activities. Our autonomous scrubbers have exceeded this goal. In addition to increasing the consistency and frequency of floor cleaning, intelligent scrubbers have empowered associates with critical insights," mentioned the Vice President of In-Club Product Management, Todd Garner

"At Sam's Club, we have a member-obsessed culture. These scrubbers help associates ensure products are out for sale, priced correctly and findable, ultimately making it easier to directly engage with our members," he further added.

Brain Corp. is now the top supplier of robotic inventory scanners in the world, thanks to the chain-wide roll out of nearly 600 Inventory Scan towers, which began in late January 2022. 

"The speed and efficiency of the deployment of this next generation retail technology with Sam's Club is a testament to the strength of our team," said CEO of Brain Corp, David Pinn. "Through the use of Inventory Scan, Sam's Clubs across the country are able to access a trove of critical inventory data in real time, which they can use to better inform decision making, run their clubs more efficiently and provide a better in-club experience for their members," he further explained. 

The nearly 600 autonomous floor scrubbers already in use at Sam's Club locations around the country have been equipped with the potent new scanning attachment, which features a groundbreaking dual function design. The towers are run on Brain Corp's AI operating system, BrainOS®, which combines industry-leading autonomy and usability with dependable equipment.

The cloud-connected Inventory Scan tower, once mounted on the scrubber, records data as it autonomously moves throughout the club. As the functionality is implemented, the club will receive insights into planogram compliance, product localization, price accuracy verification, and product stock levels. Each function eliminates the need for labor-intensive, perhaps erroneous manual processes that could affect the availability of products, the membership experience, or result in waste from incorrect ordering.