In any warehouse, production or distribution facility, it is essential to have an efficient storage and materials handling system, with fast and accurate picking and fulfilment operations. To achieve this goal, companies need to optimize space, labor, and equipment while delivering added value to their customers.
Automation, managed by simple and intuitive software applications, is the key to achieving streamlined processes while ensuring a profitable and productive operation.
The combination of the two technologies (automated vertical storage systems and mobile robots) provides several advantages.
SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS
Automation can take over the monotonous and time-consuming tasks allowing operators to focus on more value-added work. These technologies can also handle tasks that could be potentially dangerous to or not possible for humans.
MODULARITY AND SCALABILITY
VLMs and AMRs are a very modular solution and are ideal in situations of growth or seasonal peaks, allowing for easy accommodation of changes in the operations or to meet seasonal demands. Both technologies support businesses to expand their scale in progressive stages.
Adapting to the needs of each customer, both technologies can be implemented very quickly within an existing warehouse, without requiring any structural modifications.
PRODUCTIVITY AND ACCURACY
By taking over time-consuming and error-prone processes, these automated solutions dramatically increase productivity and accuracy. Thanks to advanced technologies, they make it possible to fulfill more orders, more efficiently in less time.
Equipped with VLMs and AMRs, operators can easily switch from manual to automated storage and picking without disrupting service. Ideal for situations with demand peaks or when warehouse operators are not available.
NATIVE SOFTWARE INTEGRATION
Modula's WMS software interacts natively with the AMR’s software, making the integration of the two systems seamless, resulting in fast set up and accurate and streamlined inventory management.