viastore Systems Recorded MODEX Presentation Now Available
Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/09/2016 -- At MODEX 2016, viastore Systems presented a free, on-floor educational session exploring "What Level of Automation Makes Sense — An Incremental Approach" to debunk the concept that automating a warehouse required incorporating expensive, complex, high-speed, highly mechanized equipment that runs 24/7, lights out, without any human intervention. That session is now available from MHI.
During the session was revealed that there are four levels of automation, and very few installations in the U.S. are at that highest level. The majority of facilities have instead invested in a more affordable level of automation to achieve process improvements in a few select areas that were previously not delivering value to operational efficiency. The resulting automation solutions yielded better throughput and productivity. The four levels of warehouse automation, divided into groupings based on increasing degrees of complexity and cost were explored.
During each level of automation, the relating common factors for the ROI for each were discussed.
In the session, planning each level of automation investment in order to build upon the previous step in a planned, predictable way were covered. It's key to partner with a supplier or systems integrator who can help develop and map a solution that grows in lock-step with operations.
To view the pre-recorded MODEX session, go to: http://bit.ly/1pTlDmg
viastore Systems, the leading international provider of automated material handling solutions, will exhibit at the SAP Sapphire NOW and ASUG (Americas' SAP Users' Group) Annual Conference at booth 1482C in Orlando, FL from May15-19, 2016.
About viastore Systems, Inc.
For over 40 years, viastore Systems, Inc. (http://bit.ly/1PxYifB) has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems), conveyor and shuttle systems, warehouse management systems software, material flow and process controls, and integrated SAP logistics solutions. The company employs over 470 people worldwide and has annual sales of over $140 Million.
viastore's focus is on consulting and planning, together with the implementation and constant improvement of intralogistics solutions with locations in Germany, USA, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Croatia, Turkey, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, Sweden, and Brazil. viastore, with North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore earned a return spot on Food Logistics' 2015 FL100+ list of software and technology providers whose products and solutions are key to the global food supply chain. viastore is a proud member of MHI.