An organized retrieval system (AS/RS) is essential for productive warehouse operations. Store and retrieve unit loads efficiently with Southwest Warehouse Solutions.
One of the keys to having (and maintaining) a fully functional, highly organized warehouse is having a system in place that makes storing, sorting, and retrieving items more efficient. AS/RS increases productivity and leverages technology so you have a solution that works for you rather than against you.
For warehouse operations to work efficiently, there needs to be a system that makes storing, sorting, and retrieving systems cohesive. Unfortunately, warehouses often stick with manual storage and retrieval solutions because they’ve done it for years; changing the workflow can be scary, especially when it involves automation.
Although change can be intimidating, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are a great investment that optimizes your day-to-day facility operations. These systems maximize warehouse floor space and ensure storage and retrieval accuracy, performance, and efficiency.
Southwest Warehouse Solutions supplies several types of automation systems depending on the needs of your facility:
Modula’s vertical lift module (VLM) is a cutting-edge solution designed to build storage up rather than across the square footage of your facility’s floor space. This automated storage solution is an excellent way for warehouses to increase efficiency and utilize as much floor space as possible without compromising employee productivity or quality.
Mini-load systems are engineered to transfer small parts quickly. This AS/RS model operates within narrower aisles to simplify order fulfillment; they’re generally installed in facilities that use tote storages and trays that pack a high density of small items. With mini-load systems, you have the opportunity to store and retrieve products without worrying about the impact of your material handling equipment or order picking system.
Like the vertical lift module, Modula’s SLIM automation system is designed to build storage space toward the ceiling. Modula’s SLIM model is ideal for storing loose materials, small items, spare parts, and more.
Every company has its own way of doing things. Your facility is unique, so why wouldn’t you have a storage and retrieval solution that’s as unique as your business? SWWS and Modula are committed to customizing an AS/RS solution that fits your exact needs by any means necessary.
Automation systems offer many benefits to your warehouse operations, including:
AS/RS solutions enable you to hire fewer workers because there is less work that needs to be done. These systems optimize processes and enhance productivity.
When you work with a manual storage and retrieval system, every warehouse worker needs to be certified and given authority to perform different actions. AS/RS reduces the need for labor constraints because the system itself handles each action.
With AS/RS, there’s no need to worry about your next facility inspection. Automation systems are compliant with up-to-date warehouse safety standards.
Automated storage and retrieval systems guarantee accurate and efficient performance. AS/RS eliminates the risk of human error and allows your team to focus on more pressing warehouse issues.
We know business is booming, so we want to help you prepare for growth. AS/RS takes up less floor space and allows you to implement new equipment into your facility as it grows.
Storage and retrieval systems are flexible and customizable to your facility’s needs. This allows for a more efficient system, giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Southwest Warehouse Solutions only partners with the best manufacturers in the industry. We trust Modula because they’re a leading manufacturer of high-density storage solutions.
In addition to automated storage and retrieval systems, Modula designs custom warehouse management systems (WMS)—known as Modula Cloud—to centralize all of your core warehouse operations. Modula Cloud gives you the freedom to continue overseeing the facility even when you’re away from your workspace.
As your go-to warehouse solutions provider, Southwest Warehouse Solutions is here to ensure you receive the most up-to-date warehouse equipment. Reach out to us today to start optimizing your material handling solutions.