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6 River Systems

Rylan, Jerome and Chris wanted to go with a company name that referenced Boston and had a water theme since distribution centers are all about inventory flow. In Boston there are already a lot of companies name Charles River Something, so that was ruled out. Since the company can improve 6 aspects of order fulfillment, and because the Charles River has/had 6 tributaries, the name became 6 River Systems. There is another origin of the name, but it will remain company lore.

Easy ways to think about the company origin:

"The Charles River is a six river system" (credit goes to Rylan)

"There are seven steps in the cart picking process, six which we make faster. That step requires a human reaching in and grabbing the product. Collaboration of humans and machines."
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Make fulfillment faster with innovative products that generate immediate and lasting value for our customers... Read more


Find A Better Way
Just like Chuck finds better paths, we are constantly searching for better or alternative ways to work. We have a license to do something in a nontraditional way if we feel it’s the best way to do that thing.


Waltham, MA


274 US Employees


Information Technology - Other

Recent Awards

  • 2020

  • 2019

Company Snapshots

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