In today’s fast-paced environment, manufacturers and distributors are pressured to quickly and efficiently fulfill orders on time. In most cases this leads to picking and staging orders in advance of a shipment, which impacts the entire supply chain process. Warehouses can overcome this challenge and increase overall efficiency by implementing an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) integrated with an automated picking system.

An AS/RS combined with an automated order picker provides a viable solution for meeting JIT order fulfillment requirements. These high-density, robotic systems can store and retrieve layers and cases (with and without a pallet) from inventory, with maximum speed, efficiency and responsiveness. When integrated with a warehouse execution system (WES), the AS/RS gives organizations full control over their material flow.

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Automated Layer and Case Picking Solutions

Westfalia's order picking systems are an efficient, cost effective solution to store and retrieve layers and cases without a pallet to meet just-in-time order requirements. These systems use robotics to automatically pick products, in singles or groups, from inventory, which are then palletized and shipped to the customer. When an AS/RS is fully equipped with order picking solutions, the warehouse picking and packing process is improved in the following ways:

  • Eliminates picking labor and reduces the risk of repetitive manual handling
  • Flexible and compact designs that can fit into existing footprints
  • Improves pallet build efficiency and quality
  • Ability to handle most package types
  • Improved traceability and 100% order accuracy
  • Decreases manual costs associated with picking full cases

An Automated Warehouse System that Improves Material Handling Processes 

Westfalia offers an excellent solution for automated warehouse picking that enhances your order picking methods for optimal distribution and manufacturing operations. Our automated material handling system is best in its class, providing warehouses with augmented control and organization over all picking functions. With a warehouse order picker, companies can minimize errors, increase picking rates, reduce labor costs, and boost customer experience. With proven results in the food and beverage industries, among others, Westfalia guarantees increased performance in your business. Contact us today to discuss implementing an AS/RS system with automated order picking capabilities!

Automated Picking Case Studies:

Pepsi Bottling Group

Pepsi Bottling Group

The Pepsi Bottling Group is the largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi beverages, with over 100 plants worldwide and 545 distribution centers.  Among the brands they handle are Pepsi, Aquafina, Aqua Minerale, Tropicana, Lipton Iced Tea, Starbucks Frappuccino,...

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