4 Reasons to Get an ASRS System
An Automated Storage and Retrieval System or ASRS is designed to make the most out of picking processes to ensure optimum efficiency levels. Here’s why you’ll want to invest in an ASRS system for your warehouse operations.
Improved Floor Space Use
The system allows you to remove wasted aisle space shelving, as it makes it possible for you to take advantage of the tight floor space. If you’re looking for a way to make your storage more compact, then this system fits the bill.
Reduced Labor Expenses
With an automated storage and retrieval system, you won’t need to employ as much staff as you do now. That’s a definite advantage, so you can cut down on labor costs. You can manage your expenses with greater ease and have much more funds to channel into other areas of your business that you want to improve.
An automated system also saves your team a lot of time and effort. It dramatically reduces the time it takes for an operator to walk down those aisles or locate an item. If your worker travels miles during a shift (easy enough to see with a pedometer), that time is time your employee could be doing something else. ASRS technology allows you to make better use of your team’s time.
The ASRS solution interfaces with your inventory and order management software, too. That means picks can be sequenced so you can optimize the movement of the machine. The result is that you can get all the items in just one rotation or cycle, which means a much more efficient pick time. You can assign one worker to handle your ASR system and use assign other essential tasks to your employees or you can use the system to make up for scare labor resources.