Supply chain trends are driving innovation in AS/RS

Big data, cloud-based, mobile robotics, wearable technology, Internet of Things—all trends driving innovation in AS/RS. This according to a recent article in Refrigerated Frozen Foods.

Manufacturing and distribution center tasks that have traditionally been manual can now be more efficiently accomplished with automation. This means automating supply chain processes  – often utilizing automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).

AS/RS solutions allow for more standardization, more flexibility, better inventory accuracy, better product protection and loss prevention. These solutions can also handle loads and environments that may not be suitable for manual operations, such as dangerous environments and heavy or awkward loads. It also frees up the worker to complete more important tasks.

Several MHI members contributed to this story. Read the complete article. 

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