The Satellite Review

Second Edition

Like a professional sports player striving for continuous improvement, we must all keep a mindset of innovation and be game changers for our selected specialty. Learn how material handling and an AS/RS can position companies for success in the second edition of Westfalia's The Satellite Review Magazine. 

Issue 2
From the Editor: AS/RS is a supply chain game changer, leading the way to innovation
From the Editor: AS/RS is a supply chain game changer, leading the way to innovation

AS/RS has truly changed the game of material handling. Although some consider this technology “disruptive,” AS/RS are changing the way many companies are doing business.

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From the Editor: AS/RS is a supply chain game changer, leading the way to innovation

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Design for Agility with Automation
Design for Agility with Automation

As a result of changing trends in consumer behavior, manufacturers and distributors are increasing product line diversity and turnaround, creating a new challenge of managing a greater number of SKUs in their warehouse.

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Design for Agility with Automation

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Grab 'N Go Beverages: Trends in Case Packing and Handling
Grab 'N Go Beverages: Trends in Case Packing and Handling

Case packing and handling appears to be a simple operation; however, trends in consumer behavior and bottle designs have introduced many challenges that can significantly affect line efficiency.

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Grab 'N Go Beverages: Trends in Case Packing and Handling

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Automation
Top 10 Reasons to Use Automation

Warehouse automation has a plethora of benefits which allow companies to improve their bottom line and bring them into the black. When updating your current facility or looking to build new, take the following automation benefits into consideration.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Automation

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Reducing Energy Consumption with the Power of Automation
Reducing Energy Consumption with the Power of Automation

Much of the food and beverage warehousing industry involves the cold storage of perishable goods. To reduce energy consumption companies should consider implementing warehouse automation technology.

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Reducing Energy Consumption with the Power of Automation

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Westfalia AS/RS Featured in New Buffalo Trace Distillery Distribution Center
Westfalia AS/RS Featured in New Buffalo Trace Distillery Distribution Center

Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the first spirits suppliers to use an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to manage, move and store pallets of finished goods in their new distribution center.

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Westfalia AS/RS Featured in New Buffalo Trace Distillery Distribution Center

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What Does It Mean To Be World-Class?
What Does It Mean To Be World-Class?

What makes an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) one of the best in the world? The best way to measure this is “how well a system fulfills its intended purpose.”

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What Does It Mean To Be World-Class?

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Consolidation in the Beer Industry
Consolidation in the Beer Industry

Few industries are as heavily dominated by just a handful of players as the beer industry. Consolidation among the beer producers and the growing popularity of craft breweries have been two significant changes in these markets.

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Consolidation in the Beer Industry

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Grifols: Continuing the Commitment to Innovation
Grifols: Continuing the Commitment to Innovation

Case Study: Understanding innovation comes in many forms, Grifols installs a high-density AS/RS in their new plasma logistics center to support the storage of frozen blood plasma.

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Grifols: Continuing the Commitment to Innovation

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The Trouble With Transportation: Overcoming the Trucking Crisis With Order Fulfillment and Automation
The Trouble With Transportation: Overcoming the Trucking Crisis With Order Fulfillment and Automation

Warehouses often prepare and stage orders typically up to 24 hours prior to the truck’s arrival. But what if the truck is late? Or worse, it doesn't show up at all?

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The Trouble With Transportation: Overcoming the Trucking Crisis With Order Fulfillment and Automation

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The Future of Warehouse Efficiency
The Future of Warehouse Efficiency

In the past, manufacturers and distributors with automated warehouses have relied on two software systems: a WMS and a WCS; but a new trend is on the market: WES is a single application with integrated WMS and WCS functionality.

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The Future of Warehouse Efficiency

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Top 5 S/RM Safety Tips
Top 5 S/RM Safety Tips

Keeping a storage/retrieval machine (S/RM) in top running condition can be dangerous if done improperly. Westfalia wants to make this as risk-free as possible and has designed many safety features into the operation of the S/RM.

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Top 5 S/RM Safety Tips

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Southern Wine & Spirits: Top Shelf Distribution
Southern Wine & Spirits: Top Shelf Distribution

Southern Wine & Spirits of California, the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor and broker, installs a Westfalia state-of-the-art automated warehouse to deliver optimal fulfillment and provide tailored customer service.

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Southern Wine & Spirits: Top Shelf Distribution

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5 Strategies for Optimizing Warehouse Operations
5 Strategies for Optimizing Warehouse Operations

As warehousing organizations look for new ways to stay ahead of these shifts and challenges, many are embracing automation technology to drive new efficiencies.

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5 Strategies for Optimizing Warehouse Operations

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Optimizing Order Fulfillment: Picking With an AS/RS
Optimizing Order Fulfillment: Picking With an AS/RS

In today’s fast-paced business climate, customers demand and expect more from their warehouse and distribution centers, as their orders are more frequent, contain more diverse SKUs and require more custom-tailored solutions.

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Optimizing Order Fulfillment: Picking With an AS/RS

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