6 Benefits of Mini-Load and Unit-Load AS/RS

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Mini-load and unit-load AS/RS units are a specific type of automated used warehouse material handling equipment that are designed to move cases, trays, totes, cartons and other small containers that carry inventory or parts that usually weigh somewhere within a span of 100 to 1,000 pounds and up. Mini-load systems tend to be smaller systems (for the trays, totes and cartons) and therefore are...

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4 Big Reasons for Automating Storage

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Are you running out of storage space? Is your business doing so well that you’ve begun to outgrow your current facility? If success is affecting your efficiency, then automating your storage may be just the answer you need. An automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) has many benefits, and here are the top four:

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3 Industry-Specific Benefits of Automated Storage for Electronics Manufacturers

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It almost goes without saying that automated storage can benefit any warehouse operation, distribution center or manufacturing facility. Take, for example, a typical vertical lift module (VLM) and its 1,800 square feet of storage capacity, which easily can equal 10 rows of shelves. But the benefits of automated storage for electronics manufacturers aren’t to space savings.

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What Can I Expect During the Automated Storage System Installation Process?

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Any time you acquire a piece of capital equipment such as an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) or other type of material handling equipment, it represents a significant milestone in enhancing the storage in your warehouse, distribution center or factory. It also is a big step in optimizing your operation by increasing efficiency and stepping up productivity.

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8 Ways Distribution Centers Benefit from Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems

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Gone are the days when even smaller operations can have a low-tech distribution center. Today, profitable organizations combine a warehouse management system (WMS) with the latest innovations in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and vertical storage systems. A modern WMS software application is able to support the day-to-day operations of a distribution center or warehouse. This...

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The One Epic Way to Immediately Enhance Your Warehouse Storage System

You’ve no doubt heard the expression that there is nothing new under the sun. And while that may be true, there certainly are innovative high-density storage systems that can change the way your warehouse, distribution center or factory operates by creating greater efficiencies, reducing picking and shipping errors, opening up significantly more storage space and creating a safer work...

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4 Facts That Will Change Your Opinion on Automated Storage Systems

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If you are consider purchasing either new or pre-owned automated material handling – whether you are looking at automated conveyer systems, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), vertical carousels, vertical lift modules (VLMs) or any other material handling equipment – these four facts might change how you look at automated storage systems.

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Automation is the Future of Warehouses

From sorters to retrieval systems, warehouses today are increasingly turning to automation in hopes of maximizing speed and output. At Outsource Equipment Company, a material handling equipment company, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the automation industry. Understanding that automation is the wave of the future for warehouses, we offer a wide range of products and services...

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Salmon Swimming the Slippery Slope of the Supply Chain? Say It Isn’t So!

A recent article in USA Today reported on the mislabeling of farmed salmon as wild salmon – and blamed a convoluted swim up the supply chain for making the error (whether intentional or not) untraceable. It seems that 67% of restaurant salmon and 43% of grocery-store was mislabeled in a study done outside of salmon season (May through September).

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Driverless Cars, Drones and the Material Handling Industry

Driverless cars and drones are two of the biggest topics in emerging technologies today, and Driverless Vehicles and Drones (part one of four in MHI’s video series on emerging technologies that will transform the supply chain over the next decade) shares info on how these innovations are affecting the material handling industry currently and going forward.

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