Automated Storage Retrieval System
Mini Load ASRS | Unit Load ASRS | Horizontal ASRS
Storage Retrieval Machine (SRM) | Crane Designed for Load Handling
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What is an ASRS?
An Automated Storage and Retrieval System (also known as ASRS or AS/RS) is a technology solution supported by robots and computers. It is used in warehouses to store goods in defined locations and retrieve them when necessary.
Inaccessible not so long ago due to high costs, ASRS have gained popularity and offer solutions that fit any business, thanks to their flexibility, size variety, and budget diversity.
There are several types of ASRS that can be integrated with various warehouse software solutions such as Warehouse Management Software (WMS), Warehouse Execution Software (WES), and more.
- Point of Use Inventory
- Goods-to-Person in the Picking & Packing Process
- Buffer Storage Management
- Shipping & Planning
Where to Use Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
ASRS are typically used in manufacturing, warehouses, and distribution areas to help organize a high volume of items that need to be stored and moved, and to optimize space. From the automotive and manufacturing industries to retail and pharmaceuticals, ASRS redefine workflow and the use of physical, financial and human resources.
Benefits of ASRS
- Saves space
- Encourages utilization of vertical space
- Reduces rental costs by optimizing smaller spaces
- Reduces labor costs
- Improves safety
- Increases productivity
- Improves accuracy
- Optimizes inventory control
- Increases shipping speeds