‘Smart’ storage systems call for smart thinking – including from a building perspective
Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) for small items of stock are rapidly gaining ground. They have a relatively small footprint and combine quality and productivity with flexibility and scalability.
In the second part (click here) of the series on smart warehousing, Dirk Becks explained what makes shuttle systems, autonomous mobile robot (AMR) systems and cubic storage systems so ideal for smart logistics facilities.
This third instalment explores how the various systems impact on the distribution center. What are the differences between them and what are the key considerations?
This article was published (in Dutch only) on Logistiek.nl in December 2020. Click here to read the article on Logistiek.nl if you are a subscriber, or download the PDF version below.
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