With today’s emphasis on reduced inventory, rapid throughput and quick response to market needs, an industrial storage system should have three qualities: maximum labor efficiency, efficient cube utilization, and high return on investment (ROI). Whether for parts and materials, tools, drawings, files, work in process or finished goods, its main purpose is to store and protect valuable materials and provide efficient hand or automated access. ASRS first priority is typically to reduce labor costs and improve throughput. We listen to you and ask that your project goals be clearly defined so that we can be of the most value to your team possible. ASRS projects are complex, they affect multiple disciplines in organizations with diverse objectives and they can be costly. Learn more about our Storage Solutions and Industrial Shelving.
Whether the application is an industrial plant, a distribution warehouse operation or a government agency storage depot, labor efficiency often drives automated storage design. People, equipment, flow, layout, automation, throughput, inventory value and cube, SKU count are some of the factors that affect labor efficiency. We work hard with you to maximize the integration of the ASRS equipment, controllers and software with your systems to maximize safety, minimize labor costs and increase throughput.
Twice as much material, or more, can be stored in the same area if proper design consulting and system solution is implemented. Or, half the space currently used for inventory handling and storage can be used for something else. By using less space, it is possible that the stored material can be located closer to the point of use for faster retrieval.
Effectively designed storage systems typically pay for themselves in two years or less on space savings and employee productivity. If they eliminate the need for new construction, the payback can be much faster. It is not uncommon for the inventory reduction resulting from more efficient material handling equipment to generate an almost immediate payback.
Anything that can be moved by a lift truck or crane can be stored on an Automated Storage System. There are virtually no size, bulk, shape or weight design limits.