Grand Rapids, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/21/2016 -- viastore, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, released a whitepaper titled, "Material Handling System Choices: Priorities, Approaches and Selection Processes of Decision Makers."
The idea of a material handling system can range from static, structural systems such as rack, to highly automated, software-driven solutions such as automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and robotics. While North American warehouses are perceived as being less automated than those in places such as Northern Europe or Japan with high labor costs, some level of automation is not uncommon, as seen by the fact that one fifth of companies surveyed employ some form of automated system for order selection/order fulfillment, and 44% use conveyors and automated sortation.
Over 300 material handling professionals completed the survey, which examined the priorities, operational objectives, and partnering approaches of decision markers involved in selecting and deploying material handling automation systems.
To receive a copy of the whitepaper, go to: http://bit.ly/1YW2WJJ
viastore systems, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2016 MODEX event April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center at Booth #1439. At MODEX, solutions needed to solve tough manufacturing and supply chain challenges, identify best practices, exceed customer demands and gain competitive edge are available. viastore will be presenting a special session titled, "An Incremental Approach to Automation and ROI" on April 5, 2016 from 12:45-1:30 in Theater H.
The link to register is: http://bit.ly/1O70T0a
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, headquartered 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 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. Read the week viastore blog at blog.viastore.com.
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