Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/18/2016 -- viastore SYSTEMS, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, released a whitepaper titled, "Four Reasons Why Material Handling is a Good Investment for Your Operation." Businesses may believe that automation is an 'all in' concept that is too expensive, or overkill for distribution centers (DC), but they might be missing out on an opportunity for business gain. There is compelling return on investment (ROI) from automation.
Solutions such as automated storage & retrieval systems (AS/RS) carry a quicker ROI than what many DC operators might think, and can be scaled down to automate only those parts of an operation that bring the quickest and strongest paybacks.
Depending on the size of the operation, even incremental levels of automation may make sense. If a business is considering automation but are unsure how to measure ROI, here is a breakdown of some key areas of payback, as well as some information that can serve as general benchmarks for justifying automation. While individual facilities might gain more from one ROI driver than others, four leading areas of payback to keep in mind are:
- Labor savings
- Space savings
- Throughput and flexibility gains
- Reduced maintenance and supervision
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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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