Don't waste any more time just thinking about an AS/RS
By improving efficiencies and cutting costs, automation technology is one of today's fastest growing supply chain innovations. As more manufacturers and distributors explore automation, many have discovered how they can use automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), coupled with a warehouse execution system (WES) to enhance production and improve warehouse distribution operations.
While there is no magic formula for designing or implementing an AS/RS, an in-depth, pre-implementation evaluation of your current operations will help steer your company in the right direction for long-term success. If you take the time to first evaluate your current operations, understand your data points and address the right questions, you will end up with a solution that meets your specific business needs now, and in the future.
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Discover Westfalia's 6 time-tested steps for automation:
Calculate your "80/20"
Examine your pallets
Identify long-term plans and define your design year
Note the current storage method used in the warehouse
Analyze current operations and processes
Evaluate the current and/or planned facility