Automated storage systems are used instead of storing goods on conventional shelving and mezzanine floors, or using some other manual storage method, and offer companies a whole range of advantages that are also financially beneficial.
Automated storage systems and software from Warehouse Exchange
members mean that you can expect fast and clear results. It doesn’t matter what kind of industry you work in as the systems cover a broad section of most industries.
Customers who already use certain WX members with automated storage systems often report an increase in efficiency of between 100 and 600 percent.
The amount of floor space required can often be reduced by between 75 and 95 percent. This means that the same amount of goods can be stored on a footprint 15 to 25 percent the size of the original space.
By using one of our specialist automated storage facilities you will get a faster ROI (return on investment) due to the increased efficiency and the space saved.
Fewer order-picking errors. Laser pointers, matrix position light strips, and put-to-light systems guide the operator directly to the correct place and there is also an option to verify that the correct goods have been picked by means of a scanning system. From experience, the error rate drops compared to when picking orders from shelves. In some cases this can generate significant annual savings while also improving the reputation of the company among its customers.
Better Inventory Management
WX storage facilities makes it possible to count the stock every time a storage space is emptied. With an interface to an ERP system this means that stock levels are by and large always well balanced. This leads to better purchase management and reduces the risk of ordering too much stock. Quite a few companies have also been able to save themselves the trouble of doing an annual stocktake.
The goods are enclosed in the automated storage systems and protected from sunlight and dust. With particularly sensitive goods it is possible to regulate the climate in the storage system, set a certain temperature and humidity level, and maintain clean room conditions.
Improved Capacity to Compete
By reducing logistics and handling costs improves the capacity to compete.
Improved ergonomics and working environment. With conventional shelving, orders are picked from completely different, ergonomic heights and sometimes even a ladder has to be used. In our members automated storage systems the goods are conveyed to the employee at an ergonomically manageable height every time.
Flexibility Warehouse Exchange members automated storage systems are flexible and can be continuously adapted to meet changing needs at any time.