The Satellite Review

Fourth Edition

Companies today are realizing that they are continually in need of inventory storage space and the high cost/limited availability of needed real estate is forcing them to look to new solutions. Discover how automation has become the "Silver Lining" for many in the warehousing industry in the fourth edition of Westfalia's The Satellite Review Magazine. 

Issue 4
From the editor: The Silver Lining: Preparing for the Future of Automated Storage
From the editor: The Silver Lining: Preparing for the Future of Automated Storage

A silver lining is defined as a sign of hope in an unfortunate or bad situation. Companies today are realizing that they are continually in need of inventory storage space and the high cost/limited availability of needed real estate is forcing them to look to new solutions, such as automation.

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From the editor: The Silver Lining: Preparing for the Future of Automated Storage

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The Evolution of an Industry: 25 Years in Warehouse Automation
The Evolution of an Industry: 25 Years in Warehouse Automation

For the past 25 years, Westfalia's warehouse automation solutions have been helping customers realize new operational efficiencies, better utilize space and position themselves for future growth.

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The Evolution of an Industry: 25 Years in Warehouse Automation

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Give Your Warehouse a Snack Break with Warehouse Execution Systems
Give Your Warehouse a Snack Break with Warehouse Execution Systems

The rise in alternative snack options has been a source of consistent growth for the food and beverage industry. While this is great news for sales numbers, the surge in SKUs is putting a strain on warehouses and distribution centers to optimally store and manage their inventory.

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Give Your Warehouse a Snack Break with Warehouse Execution Systems

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Top 3 Warehouse Replenishment Challenges & Solutions
Top 3 Warehouse Replenishment Challenges & Solutions

As the demand for goods increases and supply chains become more consumer driven, it is imperative that warehouses replenish their products in picking and reserve areas in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

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Top 3 Warehouse Replenishment Challenges & Solutions

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2017 Top Inventory Supplier
2017 Top Inventory Supplier

Westfalia recently implemented a supplier scorecard program. Over the course of a year, the top inventory suppliers are monitored and scored on their delivery performance, quality, value added service and responsiveness.

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2017 Top Inventory Supplier

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Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. Automates New Warehouse with Westfalia
Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. Automates New Warehouse with Westfalia

With Westfalia's As/RS and Savanna.NET® WES, Martin's has improved efficiency, accuracy, and traceabiliy of finished goods.

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Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. Automates New Warehouse with Westfalia

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Material Handling Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space
Material Handling Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Warehouse space is expensive, so it makes sense to make the most of your warehouse storage capacity in order to reduce carrying costs and increase material handling efficiency.

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Material Handling Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

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The Green Warehouse: A Cost-effective Competitive Advantage
The Green Warehouse: A Cost-effective Competitive Advantage

One key business area that companies can go green is their warehouse and distribution center. How? Buy automating warehouse operations.

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The Green Warehouse: A Cost-effective Competitive Advantage

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Lighting Up the WES Industry with FireFly Software
Lighting Up the WES Industry with FireFly Software

With the ability to operate on many different technical platforms, FireFly allows the operator to view their warehouse, 3-dimensionally and in real-time, from anywhere in the world.

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Lighting Up the WES Industry with FireFly Software

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The Importance of After Sales Support
The Importance of After Sales Support

After-sales support should be the reasonable expectation of any customer considering the purchase of automated warehousing equipment and systems. After all, when a company invests in automated technologies, it invests in its future.

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The Importance of After Sales Support

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Creating a World-Class Maintenance Plan
Creating a World-Class Maintenance Plan

Due to the long hours that an AS/RS is running within the warehouse, it is important to clean and lubricate the machine, adjust the chain tension, and have a world-C.L.A.S.S service plan to maintain the system.

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Creating a World-Class Maintenance Plan

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How the Cold Supply Chain Can Benefit from Automation
How the Cold Supply Chain Can Benefit from Automation

With sub-freezing environments and the need to maintain safe product temperatures, the cold supply chain presents unique challenges. Fortunately, the technology exists that can help companies overcome these challenges, and better yet, thrive - automation.

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How the Cold Supply Chain Can Benefit from Automation

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