Retail Solutions

Helping Design, Manufacture, and Deliver the Smart, Connected Components of the Modern Retail Environment

New, connected shopping environments combine the mobile and social experience while leveraging changes in payment methods. With advances in wireless, power, optics, and miniaturization technologies, retailers make it easier to buy with smarter incentives, informed decision making, and more convenient fulfillment through an omnichannel strategy.

Omnichannel means servicing a customer in their preferred mode — in store, online with home delivery, and online with in-store pick-up or at an automated retail location. For example, near-field communications can trigger a display of targeted discounts or be used to process a payment. Robotic systems can monitor inventory, store compliance, and pricing as well as retrieve and deliver stock to a shelf, a counter, or a residence. The consumer can instantly share their shopping experience with friends. The connected product itself can communicate, perhaps enabling remote operation or reporting a need for refills. Data and related analytics are key to identify and track customer behavior and preferences, and ensure accurate pricing and inventory availability at the point of fulfillment.

Jabil engineers, builds, and ramps products for the modern retail environment that include barcode/RFID scanners, kiosks, ATMS, point-of-sale devices, and intelligent vending. Regardless of the product mix, designers creating retail environments partner with Jabil to consider how to integrate Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID, GPS connectivity, and a multitude of other sensor capabilities into components that reflect style and sustainability. These components typically require custom, innovative design and precision manufacturing using advanced Jabil expertise.

With operations in over 90 sites in 23 countries, we design and build vertically-integrated solutions on a foundation of:

  • Product strategy and conceptualization — research, user experience, and industrial design
  • Design engineering — product design and engineering
  • Materials technology — molding and tooling, visual and complex mechanics
  • Process innovation — advanced manufacturing, assembly, and test processes
  • Automation — high-efficiency, complex, and high-tolerance process robotics
  • Design verification and test development — production test development, meticulous failure analysis, and reliability testing

Specific Jabil capabilities for retail applications include:

  • Connectivity solutions including near-field communications (NFC)
  • Power solution design and test
  • Motion control navigation, optics, and sensors
  • Human-machine touch and projected interfaces
  • Low/high mix, low/high volume manufacturing
  • Automated retail system installation and optimization
  • Compliance standards for retail and robotics

Our best-in-class, end-to-end services accelerate our customers’ time-to-market and ensure market leadership. From design and fabrication through testing and our proprietary supply chain software InControl™ — Jabil delivers technological and innovative solutions for retail products.

Jabil InControl™

The Jabil InControl™ platform offers an industry-leading service that provides customers end-to-end visibility of their supply chain along with the advanced data analytics to pinpoint opportunities for profit, and areas of concern or risk before they become problems.

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