The Satellite Review

Third Edition

It is not just the efficiency of equipment that defines the success of a project, but rather the quality of the processes and people involved in running the system. Take a look at how humanizing automation will change the future of manufacturing in the third edition of Westfalia's The Satellite Review Magazine. 

Issue 3
From the President: Humanizing Automation. Changing the Future of Manufacturing
From the President: Humanizing Automation. Changing the Future of Manufacturing

It is often easy to overlook the value of human interaction when automating your warehouse or distribution center, but the quality of the processes and people involved in running the system often define the success of the project.

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From the President: Humanizing Automation. Changing the Future of Manufacturing

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AS/RS and Automated Layer Picking: A Robust, Robotic Combination
AS/RS and Automated Layer Picking: A Robust, Robotic Combination

As automation technology continues to rise, so do the challenges of running an efficient warehouse. Warehouses can overcome these challenges and set themselves up for greater overall efficiency by implementing an automated layer picking system integrated with an AS/RS.

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AS/RS and Automated Layer Picking: A Robust, Robotic Combination

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Preparing to Automate: Evaluating Operations Prior to Implementation
Preparing to Automate: Evaluating Operations Prior to Implementation

As more manufacturers and distributors explore automation, many will consider how they can use AS/RS to enhance their production and distribution warehouse operations.

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Preparing to Automate: Evaluating Operations Prior to Implementation

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Job Site Safety
Job Site Safety

When working on a job site, contractors, customers and supplier employees must follow precautions to protect the safety of all persons working near or interacting with automated systems.

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Job Site Safety

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Overcoming the Order Fulfillment Burden with Warehouse Execution Systems
Overcoming the Order Fulfillment Burden with Warehouse Execution Systems

As order fulfillment becomes more complex, the burden falls on manufacturers and distributors to meet customer demand in a shorter amount of time. How can a WES address these challenges?

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Overcoming the Order Fulfillment Burden with Warehouse Execution Systems

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Heaven Hill Brands Selects Westfalia to Automate Bardstown Facility
Heaven Hill Brands Selects Westfalia to Automate Bardstown Facility

Using Westfalia's AS/RS, integrated with a layer picking system, Heaven Hill will optimize the storage and processing of full pallet and layer-picked orders of liquor products.

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Heaven Hill Brands Selects Westfalia to Automate Bardstown Facility

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Automating the Future with Warehouse Software Controls
Automating the Future with Warehouse Software Controls

Growing warehouse trends suggest that those companies looking to upgrade their WMS to avoid reaching legacy status should also consider implementing a WCS to coordinate automated equipment.

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Automating the Future with Warehouse Software Controls

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Brewing Up Automation: How Craft Beer is Affecting Beer Distributors and How AS/RS can Support Ongoing SKU Growth
Brewing Up Automation: How Craft Beer is Affecting Beer Distributors and How AS/RS can Support Ongoing SKU Growth

As craft brewers continue to grow and generate more SKUs, distributors are struggling to find the necessary space for storing these products. At the same time, warehouse space is at a premium.

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Brewing Up Automation: How Craft Beer is Affecting Beer Distributors and How AS/RS can Support Ongoing SKU Growth

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Automated Equipment Safety
Automated Equipment Safety

If you make a decision to place yourself into the defined work area of automated equipment while it is in operation, be sure to follow proper safety protocol to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

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Automated Equipment Safety

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Preparing for Future Growth with Automation
Preparing for Future Growth with Automation

With expansion necessary due to growth, The Glenmore Distillery turned to automation as it constructed a new distribution center in Owensboro, Ky.

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Preparing for Future Growth with Automation

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Easing Recall Burdens at the Warehouse
Easing Recall Burdens at the Warehouse

Recalls are costing food manufacturers millions of dollars and negatively affecting companies' brands. As more industry and government regulations come into play, food professionals are looking for ways to comply with standards and advance their food safety efforts.

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Easing Recall Burdens at the Warehouse

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Green Business Initiative #1: Automation
Green Business Initiative #1: Automation

Going green means practicing certain actions in order to benefit the environment. Adding automation to the warehouse no only improves operational efficiency, but is also a great way to "go green."

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Green Business Initiative #1: Automation

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8 Questions to Measure Your Warehouse Automation Requirements
8 Questions to Measure Your Warehouse Automation Requirements

There is a common misconception that you must have a certain number of SKUs to introduce automation into your warehouse. Whether you have a small or large facility, an AS/RS can be scalable to fit your unique situation.

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8 Questions to Measure Your Warehouse Automation Requirements

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Don't Let Inventory Take Over. Get More Space
Don't Let Inventory Take Over. Get More Space

Space is a common issue for everyone. But by analyzing specific pieces of data from a warehouse, manufacturers can determine how to get more space in order to optimize operations and meet consumer demands.

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Don't Let Inventory Take Over. Get More Space

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Hiring Skilled Technicians for the New Era of the Supply Chain
Hiring Skilled Technicians for the New Era of the Supply Chain

One of the biggest challenges facing supply chain manufacturers today is hiring skilled workers. Take these tips to help steep your growing needs in the right direction.

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Hiring Skilled Technicians for the New Era of the Supply Chain

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Implementing a Warehouse Execution System with the Right Software vendor
Implementing a Warehouse Execution System with the Right Software vendor

Before choosing a new WES, you should evaluate your current systems and processes to ensure you will get the most out of the new technology.

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Implementing a Warehouse Execution System with the Right Software vendor

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