An automatic warehouse is a system with highly automated internal logistics processes. In these warehouses, the different systems used for storage and handling, both traditional as well as automatic and digital, are perfectly integrated with one another, working in harmony.
The main aim of an automatic warehouse is to accelerate the various operations, from arrival of goods through to distribution, with positive effects on productivity, service quality and workplace safety. In fact, automation means streamlining processes, reducing the risk of errors and maintaining greater control over all processes.
An automatic warehouse is essentially made up of three elements:
For optimal warehouse management, it is essential that each of these three components are designed and created based on the requirements of the type of business and set-up of the warehouse, including its layout. Adopting customised solutions is certainly recommended for the best possible warehouse performance.
The benefits of an automatic warehouse can be summarised with the following list:
According to the requirements of the specific warehouse, type of goods, storage methods and rotation, it is possible to identify four main types of automatic warehouses:
Whichever type of system you choose, the support of specialist technical personnel is essential in the warehouse for monitoring and planning of digital processes.
An automatic warehouse functions exclusively through integration with management software, composed of:
For anyone needing customised warehousing solutions, designed for their specific requirements, CLS iMation is on hand, offering development of custom automatic systems for any type of business.
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