AS/RS

AS/RSTechnology

Lessons From Operations That Implemented An Automated Micro Fulfillment System

In the previous post, highlighting “The Journey to Automated Micro Fulfillment” webinar presented by the Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems Industry Group of MHI, the key considerations for developing a strategy to deploy automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) in ...
AS/RSTechnology

Key Considerations When Developing An Automated Micro Fulfillment Strategy

More retail operations are exploring their options to add automated micro fulfillment technologies into their stores’ backrooms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These solutions help mitigate the challenges retailers experienced with limited inventory, store-based pickers crowding aisles, restricted ...
AS/RSProductivity

ASRS Equipment Requires Minimal Maintenance, Delivers Maximum Uptime

Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) are often erroneously thought to be “high maintenance” by prospective owners and operators. That’s because they are directed by computer-controlled systems for the automatic storage and retrieval of a broad range of load types, ...
AS/RSWorkforce

Goods-To-Person ASRS Technologies Address Multiple Labor Challenges

Pre-pandemic, e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers serving a variety of sectors struggled to attract, hire, and retain qualified labor. Even among full-time hires, attendance could be spotty. And, in spite of the unprecedented job losses and furloughs over the ...
AS/RSTechnology

Exploring The Differences Between Vertical Lift Modules And Vertical Carousels

Vertical lift modules (VLMs) and vertical carousels are both computer-controlled, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) that maximize cubic footprint by storing items vertically. Their internal components include trays (also called pans, shelves, or carriers) that are moved up and ...
AS/RSSafety

Safety, Ease Of Use Features Characterize AS/RS Equipment

Offered in a broad range of types and styles to accommodate diverse handling needs, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) provide robotic, automated storage and retrieval of products with minimal human intervention. Regardless of their form factor, these advanced systems ...
AS/RSProductivity

Metrics Often Overlooked When Calculating AS/RS ROI Explored In ASRS’ ...

At MODEX 2020, held this past March in Atlanta, members of the ASRS industry group of MHI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “How to Calculate AS/RS ROI: Key Metrics That Often Get Overlooked,” the 30-minute session’s slides ...
AS/RSEducation

Evaluating And Selecting An ASRS Explored in MODEX 2020 Education ...

Considering an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) to enhance your facility’s inventory density? If so, consider spending 30 minutes viewing the recording of “Determining What ASRS Solution Is Best For My Application,” a free, on-floor seminar presented at MODEX ...
AS/RSEducation

Four Myths About ASRS — Busted

With the substantial growth of e-commerce driving order fulfillment operations to look for different solutions to keep up with single item picking demands — and the proliferation of stock keeping units (SKUs) — more facilities are considering automated solutions, including ...
AS/RSTechnology

Add Up The Savings In Three Key Areas For Significant ...

Available warehouse space is at a premium, according to CBRE, with demand outpacing construction by 169 million square feet. And space is pricey too, with rents jumping by 19.2% since 2015. Pair that with the rise of e-commerce (now approaching ...