Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2016 -- viastore Systems, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, released a whitepaper titled, "Three tell-tale signs you should modernize your automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS)."
AS/RS reliability is a mission-critical issue. Many of today's high volume DCs designed for dense storage rely on a single or multi-aisle AS/RS to store and handle goods for rapid, accurate order fulfillment. If an AS/RS crane goes down, picking and packing will come to a halt, and there might not be the means—both in terms of labor and space—to process orders manually.
An excellent maintenance program may have helped keep the AS/RS functional, but with aging systems, key elements of the microelectronics and controls simply become obsolete. For example, a system's crane may have plenty of life left in it, but the on-board controller has become obsolete.
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About viastore Systems, Inc.
For over 40 years, viastore Systems, Inc. has been a leading international provider of automated material handling solutions including AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems) and conveyor 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 Systems, with North American headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, (http://www.us.viastore.com) is an integrated and certified partner for all major ERP system database and operating system suppliers such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. viastore Systems 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 Systems is a proud member of MHI.
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