Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems Improve Warehouse Efficiency
An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) optimizes warehouse automation using equipment and technology to place and retrieve goods from throughout a facility with accuracy and speed. Improvements in technology and lower costs for implementation make installing an AS/RS attainable by fulfillment operations of all sizes.
Through the use of computer- or robot-aided systems, fulfillment teams use an AS/RS to speed up manufacturing and shipping tasks by programming systems to retrieve items or store them throughout the warehouse.
Deciding if an Automated Storage and Retrieval System is Best for your Business
As eCommerce demands increase, the ability to quickly fulfill orders becomes ever more important. In an Internet-driven world, customers have the ability to place orders throughout the evening. Fulfilling those requests quickly and efficiently keeps shipping windows on-time while meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations.
How Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems Work
An AS/RS automates the process of storing items throughout a warehouse on shelves, bins, or storage locations throughout the facility. A combination of equipment and computer programming empowers warehouses to integrate automation into the distribution process.
Benefits of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
The installation of an AS/RS improves warehouse efficiency by automating repetitive and low-value tasks. A well-designed system increases inventory storage density by utilizing previously unused vertical storage pace and more effectively using available floor space. Modular designs empower your team to flexibly update systems as needed and improve inventory management through order picking accuracy.
Increased accuracy and speed reduces labor costs and provides higher ROI on facility improvements.
Types of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
KPI helps warehouse operators select the AS/RS technology that works best for their specific needs. From mini-load AS/RS operating on lightweight products to unit-based storage designed for high-density use cases, AS/RS installs are customized to serve facility goals.
Mini Load AS/RS
Unit Load AS/RS