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Sam’s Club Finalizes National Deployment of Brain’s Inventory-Scanning Robots

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October 20, 2022

Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart, has announced completion of a national, chain-wide rollout of “Inventory Scan” towers that have been added to their existing fleet of robotic scrubbers. The rollout is part of a partnership with Brain Corp, which develops artificial intelligence technology for robots. The rollout of the inventory scanning feature on the scrubbers was announced earlier this year.

“Our initial goal at Sam’s Club was to convert time historically spent on scrubbers to more member-focused activities,” said Todd Garner, vice president of in-club product management at Sam’s Club. “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. 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.”

“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 David Pinn, CEO at Brain Corp. “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.”

Utilizing a dual-function design, the scanning accessory has been fitted to the almost 600 autonomous floor scrubbers already deployed within Sam’s Clubs nationwide. The towers are powered by Brain Corp’s AI operating system, BrainOS, which combines autonomy and ease of use with trusted equipment.

Once installed on the scrubber, the cloud-connected Inventory Scan tower captures data as it moves autonomously around the club. As functionality is deployed, insights such as product localization, planogram compliance, product stock levels, and verification of pricing accuracy will be delivered to the club. Each function negates the need for time-consuming and potentially inaccurate manual processes that can impact product availability, member experience, or create waste caused by inaccurate ordering, Brain said.

For more details on Brain’s inventory-scanning abilities, visit its website here.


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