“Over the past 15 years, through our partners, Jabil has gained access to 90% of the top retailers across approximately 10,000 storefronts while collaborating with the most forward-thinking technology companies,” said Frederic McCoy, SVP, Jabil Retail. “Together with our robust ecosystem of innovation partners, we’re empowering retailers to improve operations and transform customer experiences.”
Jabil addresses the escalating demand for retail technology innovation by leveraging its manufacturing experience and expertise across strategic design capabilities, encompassing precision mechanics, RF wireless, robotics, optics, UX design, 3D printing, automation, advanced materials as well as sensors and displays.
Jabil, along with ecosystem partner Toshiba, creates positive consumer engagements through the development and manufacturing of industry-defining Point-of-Sale (POS) systems. For instance, Jabil’s ability to customize Toshiba TCx800 POS systems is bolstered by supply chain skills, engineering flexibility and complete testing and qualification capabilities.
In October 2018, Jabil announced a new intelligent vending platform based on Intel’s reference design to integrate hardware, software, user interface, payment system, wireless communications and remote management into one smart, connected vending machine. With its fully integrated market-enablement solution, Jabil can turn traditional vending machines into highly connected smart machines that take advantage of touchscreen controls, video, audio, scent, gesture-based interaction and cashless payment.
Jabil’s retail ecosystem also includes partners focused on improving the in-store retail experience. For example, Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil, deploys autonomous robots to capture real-time data on mispriced, misplaced or out-of-stock inventory while watching for spills or other potential hazards.
Meanwhile, Jabil is working with SES-imagotag on scaling global production of its VUSION modular digital price tags. Jabil’s global supply chain and procurement expertise have enabled SES-imagotag to achieve better economies of scale while elevating quality through stringent testing and process automation.
Jabil Retail also leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to help retailers further elevate customer experiences, reduce operational costs and realize new business models and revenue streams.
“Jabil’s focus on product testing and quality assurance enabled us to scale manufacturing rapidly, so we could keep pace with escalating market demand for our VUSION digital price tags,” said Philippe Bottine, CEO of North America, SES-imagotag. “The ability to expedite product delivery assures continued business momentum globally for our latest product innovations.”