Westfalia White Papers
Despite the preconceptions about automation technology, it is simple to decide whether an AS/RS system is the right investment by taking a three-fold approach. Data analysis is the first step in determining the requirements of any warehousing and distribution
One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: Warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
From SKU proliferation, to e-commerce, to increasing customer demand, changes and trends in today’s supply chains have significantly complicated the warehousing industry.
“Going green” is an important business goal, as everyone understands the importance of minimizing the environmental impact of their business. Efforts at reducing carbon emissions, recycling and purchasing green products serve as common examples of ways in which many businesses try to be more eco-friendly.
As small market and craft breweries are growing, distributors are looking for new, strategic ways to obtain a competitive edge while taking on these additional SKUs. For most, this means doing things a little bit differently in order to operate more efficiently, improve customer satisfaction and cut costs.
Order fulfillment is becoming a more complex process than ever before. 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.
Order fulfillment has become more than simply receiving an order and shipping it out to the customer and warehouse execution systems are emerging as the choice solution for struggling warehouses.
No two organizations’ operations are the same. Before breaking ground on a new building or investing in new infrastructure, you must take a step back and evaluate your operations to steer your company in the right direction for long term success.
Struggling with growth? Learn how to adapt while reducing costs. Beverage companies can support ongoing growth by maximizing storage space, combatting seasonality spikes, improving order fulfillment, overcoming the trucking crisis and stopping brand-damaging recalls
Unfortunately, trucking and transportation reliability has suffered over the last few years due to the industry’s shortage of drivers and high turnover rate. With AS/RS, warehouses do not have to prepare their orders far in advance and can keep items in storage within the automated system.
In order to mitigate recalls food and beverage manufacturers and distributors are turning to automation utilizing a Warehouse Execution System (WES) and Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS).
A high-tech Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS) offers companies the ultimate combination: a 20-25+ year lifespan with ROI achieved in 5 years or less.