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AS/RS (Automated Storage / Retrieval System)

AS/RS

(Automated Storage / Retrieval System) is a system for placing and retrieving loads from selected storage locations in a warehouse.


AS/RS are typically used in applications where: there is a veryhigh volume of loads being moved. It can be used with standard loads as well as nonstandard loads which move both vertically and horizontally.

An effective automated storage and retrieval system provides several benefits for supply chain management:

- An efficient AS/RS system helps companies cut expenses by minimizing the amount of unnecessary parts and products in storage, and improvingAn

efficient AS/RS system helps companies cut expenses by minimizing the amount of unnecessary parts and products in storage, and improving organization

of the contents of a warehouse. Due to automated processes, it also allows for more storage space due to high-density storage, narrower aisles, etc.

- Automation reduces labor costs while lowering workforce requirements and increasing safety

- Modeling and managing the logical representation of the physical storage facilities (e.g. racking, etc.). For example, if certain products are often sold together or are more popular than others, those products can be grouped together or placed near the delivery area to speed up the process of picking, packing and shipping to customers.

- Enabling a seamless link to order processing and logistics management in order to pick, pack, and ship product out of the facility.

- Tracking where products are stocked, which suppliers they come from, and the length of time they are stored. By analyzing such data, companies can control inventory levels and maximize the use of warehouse space. Furthermore, firms are more prepared for the demands and supplies of the market, especially during special circumstances such as a peak season on a particular month. Through the reports generated by an AS/RS system, firms are also able to gather imp

AS/RS (Automated Storage / Retrieval System)