Indianapolis, IN -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/21/2015 -- There is much hype surrounding goods-to-person solutions these days; one might think the concept was brand new, but in fact, technologies such as carousels, automated guided vehicles, and automated storage and retrieval systems have performed goods-to-person order fulfillment for decades. They perform the basic goods-to-person functionality of retrieving stored product and bringing it to an operator for order picking.
The difference between these technologies from today's more advanced goods-to-person systems is in the level of performance. The latest order fulfillment technologies far exceed their predecessors in terms of productivity, space utilization, and flexibility. Although carousels, AGVs, and ASRS are still important order fulfillment technologies, the advantages of new, advanced systems are hard to ignore.
There has been such a focus on creating advanced goods-to-person solutions due to the rapid growth in online sales. Goods-to-person order fulfillment is a great solution for many e-commerce companies. E-commerce sales in the U.S. grew 15.8% according to Internet Retailer magazine. Also, labor costs continue to rise, making it more expensive for fulfillment companies to do business and stay competitive. Combine that with increasing demand for 24-hour ship times and an efficient order fulfillment system capable of reducing cycle time becomes even more critical.
Bastian Solutions will exhibit at the WestPack Conference (Booth #4979) from February 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA.
Following WestPack, Bastian Solutions will be exhibiting at ProMat 2015 (Booth #3953) held March 23-26 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Use the following link for free ProMat 2015 registration from Bastian Solutions.
About Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions (http://www.bastiansolutions.com) is a global material handling systems integrator and expert in eCommerce fulfillment automation. An innovator in the fields of material handling automation, goods-to-person systems, wearable AR technology, supply chain software, and robotics, Bastian Solutions is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, with an additional 16 domestic offices and 7 international offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. Uniquely positioned, Bastian Solutions offers customers complete and innovative turnkey material handling systems, from design and simulation, all the way through installation and operations.
Bastian Solutions provides integrated material handling systems reducing the total cost of order fulfillment and delivery cycle times for its customers; tremendous productivity gains and a quick return on investment are ensured. Automating supply chain logistics with harmony between material flow, information flow, and operational processes, yields a unique and important competitive advantage.
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