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Westfalia Improves on World-Class Service with Creation of System Support Team
Westfalia Technologies has announced an internal restructuring where the Field Service Controls department has transitioned into the Technology Solutions department and will now be referred to as the System Support Team. The name of the department is being changed to better reflect the mission of the team, which encompasses both customer and commissioning support resources.
AS/RS, Food and Beverage
Cold Storage Trend Here to Stay?
Due to the impact of the pandemic, the cold storage industry is experiencing a renaissance. While frozen foods are being purchased at a higher volume, the spike in growth may appear to be unsustainable, but the bigger picture indicates a different story.
Addressing Labor Shortage Challenges with Warehouse Automation
In the face of this ongoing labor shortage, companies are turning to warehouse automation to combat supply chain disruptions, keep their businesses running, and even get ahead of the competition. It is automated solutions, such as automated storage retrieval systems (AS/RS) that have been proven to reduce these negative impacts by improving order fulfillment processes, driving company growth and profitability, and putting the workers in safer environments.
Your Warehouse, In Color: The value of data analysis through Savanna.NET®’s Firefly
Many historians claim that the transition from black and white to color television was a significant shift in US history. Visualization (especially in color) was an important factor then as it allowed users to feel like they have a better connection to the product. Today, Westfalia’s Firefly software is having a similar impact for Warehouse Execution Systems (WES).
AS/RS, Company updates
Building a Resilient Warehouse in 2022 with Aftermarket Services
After several disruptive years, more warehouses than ever are looking toward automated solutions to remain competitive in today's complex market. As the industry faces higher SKU volumes, faster innovation cycles, and obsolete systems, it’s immensely important to build a resilient and automated warehouse.
Investing in Warehouse Automation: Your Questions Answered
Warehouse automation rose to a $15 billion industry in 2019, and that figure is expected to double by 2026. However, it is estimated that approximately 80% of warehouses continue to operate without automation, wasting time, quality, and resources.
Optimizing Automation to Increase Warehouse Production
As your business grows, the need for automation increases. Automation greatly expands storage capacity, reduces human labor, makes the workplace safer, and is ecologically friendly. There is the proper kind of automation out there to help with operational inefficiencies, not just during outages, but as a long-term solution that can endure future problems.
Optimize Your Warehouse with Data Analysis
They say “knowledge is power” but what if you don’t understand the data? Turning raw data into easy-to-digest and usable information can help you spot seasonality trends, calculate daily stock of inventory, and identify the most efficient rotation of pallets within the warehouse.
AS/RS, Food and Beverage
Grab a Cold One: Keeping Up with the Summer Spike
As the temperatures continue to rise and outdoor cookouts become more common, more people are reaching for a cold beverage or craft beer to quench their thirst and cool them down! An AS/RS may be the optimal choice to help solve seasonal spike challenges in the warehouse and ensures that everyone is able to enjoy their favorite beer on a warm summer day.
AS/RS, Food and Beverage, WES
ProMat DX 2021 Recap
ProMat DX 2021 has officially come and gone. Despite the trade show being virtual this year due to COVID-19, we still had a great opportunity to educate people on the benefits of warehouse automation. If you were unable to make it to ProMat DX this year, or just didn’t get a chance to engage with our team, here is a recap of our various sessions we presented.
Going Green Through Warehouse Automation
Energy conservation in the warehouse is no longer optional. Perhaps once it was something only the most socially conscious businesses considered; however, today it's essential for any operator serious about cutting costs. Whether you call it conservation, sustainability or going green, it comes down to one solid business idea — cut waste and save money in the process.
Modex 2020 Seminar Recap: How to Calculate the ROI for your AS/RS
MODEX 2020 in Atlanta has come and gone. On behalf of the MHI AS/RS User Group, Westfalia’s President Dan Labell joined a panel of experts to present a seminar on the key factors that often get overlooked when installing an Automated Storage /Retrieval System (AS/RS) in your warehouse. Labell also discussed with attendees how to then calculate an AS/RS’s Return on Investment. We understand many people may not have been able to attend MODEX this year. So, for those who were not able to join the seminar, here is our recap.